Congress approves $400 million for Alzheimer's research

Published: Jun. 26, 2018 at 8:18 AM CDT
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There's new hope for folks suffering from Alzheimer's.

Congress and the Trump administration recently approved 400 million dollars for research.

Doctors at the National Institutes of Health say the additional funds could unlock new treatment options and could one day lead to prevention.

"This has a tremendous impact. I mean it's transformative," says Dr. Eliezer Masliah, NIH director of the institute's division of Neuroscience.

Doctors have found the earlier the start the better it is for the patients suffering with the disease.

The NIH says now they need more people to participate in the clinical trials.