As the population of the United States ages, more people are at risk for Alzheimer's disease and other age-related dementias. To step up efforts to address this major public health problem, the federal government, private industry, academia, and advocacy groups are working together through partnerships and collaborations to better share information and resources.
The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011. This law requires the development of a national plan to accelerate research toward treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's, and to improve care, services, and support to people with Alzheimer's, families and caregivers. This alzheimers.gov website is part of the federal government's commitment to help those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias. The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease will be available on May 15th.
- National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease (pdf format) (PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application for viewing.)
- National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA)
Advancing Medical Research
As the leading funder of Alzheimer's research, the federal government is supporting significant new research into the causes of Alzheimer's and finding ways to delay, prevent, or treat the disease.