Though funding still isn't where it needs to be, research into the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease is gaining momentum and the new National Alzheimer's Project Act could be a game-changer, much like the Nixon era's war on cancer, medical experts said. The government in February announced an additional $50 million for Alzheimer's research for 2012 and $80 million more is in the administration's fiscal 2013 budget proposal.

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