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Important new survey findings released today by WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) show that approximately 30 percent of nurse practitioners (NPs) in women’s health do not raise brain health issues with patients, while only 18 percent of nurse practitioners occasionally broach the issues during office visits. In fact, 68 percent of the time, patients are raising brain health issues, rather than the nurse practitioners treating them. 

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Co-Founder and Vice Chair Trish Vradenburg’s unflinching spirit – her creativity and imagination, quick-witted humor, empathy, generosity and her exceptional tenacity to stop the suffering of others – was captured in her every action. It is with immense sadness that UsAgainstAlzheimer’s announces her passing, and it is with the utmost gratitude that the organization cherishes her legacy and forges ahead in her memory.

Doubling down on the deep cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in its proposed FY 2018 budget, the Administration’s proposed NIH budget cuts for FY 2017, a reduction of $1.2 billion from current levels, represent an assault on the hopes of millions with Alzheimer’s and related dementias who are desperate for a cure.

President Trump’s call for deep cuts in scientific research in his  Fiscal Year 2018 budget request undermines important progress being made to cure Alzheimer’s – a disease that affects more than 5.5 million Americans and will cost the nation $259 billion in 2017. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is urging the Administration and Congress to reject any plans that diminish the nation’s ability to fight Alzheimer’s and continue investments in important scientific research by committing to funding NIH.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Co-Founder and Chairman George Vradenburg has released the following statement, calling for swift Congressional action to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the next FDA Commissioner.   

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