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Alzheimer's Continues to Get Short End of the Budget Stick

By Mari Serebrov
Washington Editor

Thursday, April 25, 2013

As advocates for Alzheimer's research swarmed Capitol Hill this week, they told lawmakers, in polite terms, to put federal funding where their mouths are.

Meeting individually with lawmakers and testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, advocates and researchers pushed for support of the president's 2014 budget request for an additional $100 million in funding for Alzheimer's, with about $80 million of that to be used for research.

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