Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act (2009)
Federal bill would double funding for Alzheimer?s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); expand services for family caregivers within Alzheimer's care state matching grant programs, including the provision of caregiver assessment; establish a national, 24 hours-a-day Alzheimer's disease call center to provide expert advice, care consultation, information, and referrals; and provide funds for an Alzheimer's Disease Public Awareness Campaign.
Bill Number H.R. 3286/ S. 1492
Sponsor Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)/ Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Date of Introduction 7/22/2009
Latest Activity Stalled (did not pass in 111th Congress)
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers