COLUMBUS – State Rep. Diane Grendell (R-Chesterland) continues to support the Cleveland Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center with results being seen by the hospital. Recently the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health awarded the Center an expected $15.4 million to be allocated over the next five years.
As a result of this funding, the Center can push forward research on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million Americans, most of them over the age of 65. Additionally, it kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. This funding will do a small part to help those who suffer from the terrible disease.
“I am extremely pleased to support the organization and their mission to expand their research into Alzheimer’s and dementia,” said Grendell.
The Cleveland Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of 31 NIH-funded centers in the county and since its inception in 2019, they have grown the program exponentially. With the goal of improving the lives of those touched by the disease, the center will continue its wonderful work and this funding will help that work progress exponentially.