Thursday, September 7, 2017

Please Send a Letter to Your Senator (from the Alzheimer's Association National Office in Chicago)

Just a short time ago the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an additional $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding. We are very thankful for the bipartisan support of the Committee, in particular legislative champions Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). However, this funding increase is far from guaranteed. It must still be approved by the full Congress and signed into law by the President.

Very soon the entire Senate will have an opportunity to advance this measure.

Please send a message to Sen. Durbin and Sen. Duckworth and urge them to support this funding increase.

If signed into law, federal investment in Alzheimer’s and related dementia research funding would reach $1.8 billion. Leading experts have said a greater investment is still needed if we are to stay on the path toward preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025.

Please urge your Senator to support vital Alzheimer’s research that will save lives and millions of dollars.

Alzheimer's Association National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
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1 comment:

  1. My grandmother and mother had Alzheimer's. At the final stage of my mothers Alzheimer's her Dr. made me OK? to a food tube. She lived in the fetal position, choked on her own saliva, had bed soars, never had a drop of water on her tongue for ten, yes ten years.
    Medicare paid her doctor all those years. And the nursing home made money also. At the expence of her suffering and our government. WHY?