After Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease. Degeneration of the brain occurs when neurons (nerve cells) die or become impaired. Medicines are available to ease symptoms, and even though Parkinson’s may be straining your family, resources are available to help. The Alliance provides information on scientific research. You can visit the National Parkinson Foundation for more information on living with the disease.
Press ReleaseAlliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book®
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease Health Medical Innovation Parkinson's Disease Policy ResearchIn order to promote pro-innovation policies, the Alliance for Aging Research released a new volume of The Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation. This latest addition to The Silver Book® series paints a comprehensive picture of the burden of neurological disease—with a focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases—the two most common neurological diseases in the United States.
Brochure, ReportThe Silver Book: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation--Neurological Disease
Related topics: Aging Research Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Health Parkinson's Disease ResearchThe first volume of The Silver Book was launched in 2006 and has quickly become a trusted resource for health policy practitioners. The Silver Book®: Neurological Disease is the latest volume in this important collection. Each section in the volume includes charts, statistics, and key findings that together paint a comprehensive picture of the burden of neurological disease, focusing on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and the tremendous potential of innovation. Much of the data focuses on the older population.
Press Release2009 Task Force on Aging Research Funding
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More than 65 disease groups, not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations, and foundations urge Congress and President Obama to restore a national commitment to medical research on behalf of America’s aging population. In a report released today, the 2009 Task Force on Aging Research Funding calls for at least a 7% increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year (FY) 2010 to halt the erosion of the nation’s research base and facilitate medical discoveries to fight diseases and disabilities that disproportionately affect older Americans.