GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
The President and Congress have approved an increase of $350 million in dementia research dollars in search of the cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Now, there will be a total $2.8 billion to fund the battle against the sixth leading cause of death for Americans, Alzheimer’s Disease.
“Alzheimer’s affects nearly 50 million people worldwide, including 73,000 here in Colorado,” says Tom O’Donnell, chairman of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Debra Bianchi, Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Slope Region says, “The cure is going to happen in the near future, and it’s going to happen because of the resources made available for research.”
Bianchi is thrilled with the $350 million increase, but feels the true impact in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is from volunteers, and suggests volunteers, victims, or caregivers to be involved in trial match. “This is a everybody on board kind of endeavor, and trial match is an opportunity for you to get on board, and be part of the cure.”
To find out how you can make a difference click on the link to start TrialMatch: http://alz.org/TRIALMATCH.