It was designed to fight alzheimer’s disease. The money has never matched what the plan called for. I have read that alzheimer’s could bankrupt America by 2050, if left unchecked. 1309, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, people are diagnosed with alzheimer’s disease every day.
Use Google to read more about the goal and other information in the National Alzheimer’s Plan and Appropriations Act.
Here is a link to some information about the plan. This link will take you to the website of the National Institute of Health.