News Headlines Article

Newsom’s budget proposes $3 million for Alzheimer’s research, brain task force
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom will call for the creation of a brain health task force and dedicate $3 million annually from the state’s general fund to Alzheimer’s disease research in the budget proposal he will release Thursday, a source close to the administration said. The money for Alzheimer’s research would target the new grants at understanding why the disease is more prevalent in women and people of color. Former California first lady and Alzheimer’s activist Maria Shriver pushed for the funding to be included in the state budget.