Obama seeks $156M to boost Alzheimer's research through 2013

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Considering that the Obama administration wants to find a way to treat or even wipe out Alzheimer's disease by 2025, at least White House officials are trying to put their money where their mouths are. Reuters reports that President Barack Obama wants to spend an extra $156 million over the next two years toward finding an effective Alzheimer's treatment. That includes an extra $50 million this year, plus plans to commit $26 million more to programs that support Alzheimer's caregivers. But a little more than half of that money likely depends on uniting a divided Congress. Obama will seek another $80 million for fiscal 2013 to support Alzheimer's research. Story