Bipartisan effort fights Alzheimer’s disease

Posted 1/29/19

By working together in a bipartisan manner, members of the Senate and House of Representatives united to pass The Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act in December. It …

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Bipartisan effort fights Alzheimer’s disease

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By working together in a bipartisan manner, members of the Senate and House of Representatives united to pass The Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act in December. It was signed into law on New Year’s Eve and provides the federal government increased tools to fight this devastating disease as we continue to work towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

As a constituent of Rep. Anthony Brindisi and an Alzheimer’s advocate, I hope he will join the bipartisan effort to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Congress has come together over the past decade to pass unprecedented increases in Alzheimer’s disease research and advance legislation to improve care planning, early diagnosis and improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. More than 400,000 people in New York State have Alzheimer’s disease and an additional 1 million people provide unpaid care to them. We hope that the commitment to our cause that he showed while a member of the NYS Assembly follows him to the halls of Congress.

— Lisa Streeter, Herkimer 

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