Tell our public officials that they are not doing enough to help those living with dementia and their families. Speak up by emailing your elected officials to let them know the current policies, services and funding are vastly inadequate for the needs of the more than 5 million Americans living with dementia and their families.
Dementia is vastly underfunded. No cures or preventative treatments exist, and there is very little in the way of dementia awareness and education as well as support and care for those affected and their care partners.
The federal government funding allocation for dementia research for cures, prevention, awareness, education, care and support in 2016 is a historic high of $936 million. Less than 3% of the $936 million is allocated for dementia awareness, education, care and support.
As a comparison, the federal funding allocation in 2016 for HIV/AID is more than $25 billion: $18.4 billion for support, care and treatment; $3.2 billion for cash/housing assistance; $2.9 billion for research; and $800 billion for prevention.