Did you know the U.S. National Alzheimer’s Project Act covers Lewy body, frontotemporal, vascular, and mixed dementias, as well? It does, and in March, scientists gathered at the National Institutes of Health to powwow about where we are with these disorders and how best to target research dollars to them. Based on this meeting, research leaders articulated funding priorities for each of these diseases, which will inform both the next bypass budget, and, hopefully, the next Congressional funding allocation for research on these less-studied dementing illnesses.
NAPA's latest collective exercise was a conference to update the field on progress in the past three years and advise the NIH on how to spend the next round of funds.
A bit less strapped for funding, researchers are considering the next steps for Lewy body, frontotemporal, and vascular dementia.