S. 1492 (111th): Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act of 2009

Jul 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Barbara Mikulski
Senator from Maryland
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Jul 22, 2009
22 pages
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H.R. 3286 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 2009


This bill was introduced on July 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 22, 2009
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to fund breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research while providing more help to caregivers and increasing public education about prevention.


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45 cosponsors (39D, 4R, 2I) (show)

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Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act of 2009 - Authorizes appropriations for conducting and supporting research on Alzheimer's disease in FY2010-FY2014.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute on Aging to:
(1) give priority to conducting and supporting Alzheimer's disease research;
(2) increase the emphasis on the need to conduct Alzheimer's disease prevention trials within the National Institutes of Health (NIH);
(3) ensure that Alzheimer's disease is maintained as a high priority for NIH's neuroscience initiative; and
(4) conduct and support cooperative clinical research regarding Alzheimer's disease.
Requires the Director to conduct research related to: (1) the early detection, diagnosis, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and its potential precursors; (2) early onset Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; (3) the relationship of vascular disease and Alzheimer's disease; and (4) interventions designed to help caregivers and improve patient outcomes.
Authorizes the Director to establish a National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center to facilitate collaborative research among the Alzheimer's Disease Centers and Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers.
Expands the research of Alzheimer's Disease Centers to include outcome measures and disease management.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a National Summit on Alzheimer's Disease.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to conduct activities related to risk factors and early recognition of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Administration on Aging, to award a cooperative grant for the establishment and operation of an Alzheimer's Call Center.
Extends and expands demonstration projects relating to Alzheimer's disease.

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