More federal funding for Alzheimer's could save nation billions, group says

An increase in federal funding for Alzheimer's disease research by about $320 million annually could save the nation's health care system billions of dollars per year, the Alzheimer's Association says in a new report. Funding levels are currently about $700 million per year, but an increase could help achieve major breakthroughs in delaying the onset of the brain-wasting disease and slowing its progression, the group claims.

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