Monday, October 26, 2015
Bypass Budget Comments
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services strongly endorses the National Institutes of Health Bypass Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. The Council urges Congress to provide the funds identified by NIH to achieve the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease goal "to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025".
The Clinical Care sub-committee of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Board confirms our support for the NIH Professional Bypass Budget. This investment is crucial to help scientist’s find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Separate priority should be given to research on the most effective: Assessments of cognitive impairment; Strategies to support caregivers, reduce caregiver stress and mitigate health risks; Long term services and supports in the community; Array of living options to maximize quality of life; options for payment for long term services and supports.