Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fighting dementia

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Alzheimer's Association

It’s a sad fact that 1 out of 7 people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia live alone.

Living alone with dementia increases the risk of missed diagnosis, injuries and even death, as well as the likelihood of being placed into a nursing home earlier, increasing overall health care costs.
But they don’t have to fight this disease alone. Act Now!

As the number of people with the disease grows and the cost of providing care skyrockets, our nation can take steps to support Alzheimer’s research, public awareness and education, health provider training, and family caregiver support. The Obama Administration has put forth a draft National Alzheimer's Plan, which is an important step forward for our nation. However, there is still time to strengthen the plan in areas like research, clinical care and community services. So urge the President to take the next bold step forward in the fight against Alzheimer’s by issuing a strong National Alzheimer's Plan.
Update: Funding for Alzheimer’s

In 2010, Congress unanimously passed the bipartisan National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) , which requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a National Alzheimer's Plan. The Plan must include recommendations to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer's on families and federally funded programs, and to improve health outcomes and care quality for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
In anticipation of the first-ever National Alzheimer’s Plan, the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget request to Congress included $100 million to address Alzheimer’s disease. These resources are sorely needed in order to accelerate the development of breakthrough treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s, help the increasing number of families living with Alzheimer’s and address Alzheimer’s steadily mounting impact on our healthcare system and economy.
However, these funds depend on Congressional action. Over the coming weeks we will be asking Alzheimer’s Association advocates like you to reach out to your members of Congress, urging them to provide these necessary resources.

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