Since its founding in 2010, AIM, the Alzheimer’s Association and our advocates have been unrelenting in our fight for a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. By securing robust increases for Alzheimer's and dementia research funding and advancing critical legislation, we have made a positive and meaningful impact on people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
We’re making great progress against Alzheimer’s but much more work remains. Join us to keep up the momentum!
Access to Treatment
Thanks to relentless AIM advocacy and bipartisan support from congressional champions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced they will enable coverage of FDA traditionally approved Alzheimer’s treatments through a low touch registry.
Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease
The 2011 enactment of the landmark National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) ushered in a new era, changing the way our nation addresses Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Building a Path to Better Dementia Care
AIM worked closely with bipartisan congressional champions to develop and introduce the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act, critical legislation to streamline the complicated health care maze for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Securing Historic Dementia-Specific Funding in States
Thanks to the hard work of AIM advocates, state governments approved a record-breaking $164.2 million in dementia-specific funding in 2022. Factoring in varying budget cycles throughout the states, this number increases to $177.7 — representing an 8.6% increase in total funding across 35 states and the District of Columbia from the previous year.
Creating a Public Health Infrastructure
AIM was instrumental in the development, introduction and passage of the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act in 2018.
Investing in Alzheimer’s Research
Through our committed advocacy network, AIM has helped secure a seven-fold increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding since 2011.
Thanks to our hardworking advocates in states like Maryland, AIM is leading the way to pass laws that improve the lives of those living with dementia and their caregivers. In Maryland’s 2022 legislative session, advocates worked to develop, introduce and grow support for several bills that became laws.
Ensuring Equity in Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials
The ENACT Act is working to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in Alzheimer’s and other dementia clinical trials by expanding education and outreach to these populations, encouraging the diversity of clinical trial staff, and reducing participation burden, among other priorities.
Victory for Alzheimer’s Care Planning
The Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act is helping people living with dementia and their caregivers by educating clinicians on care planning services available through Medicare.
Protecting Seniors from Abuse
People living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia are at heightened risk for experiencing elder abuse. Thanks to our dedicated advocates, individuals living with Alzheimer’s now have better protection from elder abuse because of the passage of the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act.
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Help fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Please join us as we continue our important work to advance Alzheimer’s policies across the nation.
The bipartisan BOLD Reauthorization Act will continue strengthening the Alzheimer’s and other dementia public health infrastructure in communities across the nation.
The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s.
Congress must continue to invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and fund the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (P.L. 115-406) to strengthen the public health infrastructure across the country by implementing effective Alzheimer’s intervention focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.
Nationwide State Priorities
AIM is working with state lawmakers to implement policies to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and their caregivers. Explore the issues.