Tell your Senators to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s now!
Alzheimer’s is progressive and fatal. In its later stages, those who have it require an extraordinarily high level of hands-on care. Today, more than 1 in 4 seniors living with Alzheimer's and other dementias are on Medicaid. It is the only public program that covers the nursing home stays that most people with dementia require in the late stages of the disease. Medicaid also covers home and community-based services which are critical for people in the early and middle stages of the disease.
We are also concerned that legislation under consideration would eliminate pre-existing condition safeguards for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias to have continued access to affordable health care. This is critical for the estimated 200,000 Americans who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s as they progress through the stages of the disease while under age 65.
Until the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have access to effective treatments and means of prevention, they must have access to the effective care and support resources that the disease requires.
Please urge your Senators to address these huge challenges to some of their most vulnerable constituents.
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