Sep 242009
 

Reposted from The Huffington Post. As 78 million American baby boomers age, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will skyrocket. Economically, it has the potential to bankrupt an already fragile health care system. Socially, we have yet to overcome much of the stigma associated with it. In terms of basic knowledge and research, Alzheimer’s is progressive, it is fatal, and there is currently no cure for it. Despite these sobering facts, great progress is being made […]

Sep 212009
 

One way the Alzheimer’s Association is marking this day is through the release of the 2009 World Alzheimer Report. The report shows that the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is rising substantially worldwide. The impact on families, governments, and national healthcare systems will be immense, and it is essential that governments respond to this significant global public health threat now. The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act of 2009 (S. 1492/H.R. 3286), introduced in the […]

Sep 092009
 
Tailgate to Tackle Alzheimer’s

The following is the story of an actual Tailgate to Tackle Alzheimer’s event, which raised money to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Wow, what a game. I knew that watching my favorite college football team was going to be a blast but luckily we were able to also turn it into something good. This past fall we hosted a Tailgate to Tackle Alzheimer’s event before and after our game. We combined our usual gathering of friends […]

Sep 042009
 

This weekend wraps up a month of in-district action where advocates asked our federal officials to pass health care reform this year that includes long-term services and supports for people with Alzheimer’s and to co-sponsor the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act.I want to personally thank the thousands of advocates who carried our messages into town hall meetings and district offices. Our Washington, DC staff will follow up on all of your efforts. Congress returns to Capitol Hill […]

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