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USA Today - The government announced plans Tuesday to find new ways to combat Alzheimer's disease, increasing research funding more than 25% over the next two years and beefing up caregiver support and public awareness campaigns. The action, a total of $156 million, sets into motion the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), signed into law by President Obama last year. Alzheimer's, which is a form of dementia that causes progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, is the only disease among the top killers for which there is no prevention, cure or treatment that will slow its progression. The plan calls for $130 million for research and $26 million for caregiver support and education.