BrightFocus-backed Alzheimer’s Bill Approved by Congress

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The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. After final congressional approval on Wednesday it now moves to the president’s desk for signature.

The BOLD Act authorizes up to $100 million in federal funding to create a new public health infrastructure on Alzheimer’s – public health centers to educate on the disease, cognitive decline, and caregiving; partnerships between the Centers for Disease Control and state health departments on these issues; and grants to improve the quality of data collection and analysis.

BrightFocus, through our active involvement with the LEAD Coalition, joined other national organizations on letters to the House and Senate, endorsing the bill as a way to expand public education and awareness around Alzheimer’s and related dementias.