Prospects for designating Alzheimer's disease research a national priority

Zaven S. Khachaturian

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This editorial evaluates the prospects of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) succeeding to shape public policies that would substantially increase national expenditures for research on Alzheimer's disease. The essay identifies, in the context of 30-year history, some of the difficult challenges the NAPA Advisory Council must address and offers specific recommendations for an action plan by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-561
Number of pages5
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Congress
  • Funding
  • Legislation
  • National Alzheimer's Project Act
  • PAD2020
  • Prevention
  • Public policies
  • Research
  • Strategic plan
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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