Too many of America's baby boomers will spend their retirement years either living with Alzheimer's disease or caring for someone who has it. Even worse, many of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease do not have access to a formal diagnosis or care planning services preventing them from planning for the future.
As we work for Alzheimer’s research, we must ensure individuals living with the disease have access to services that can improve their quality of life today.
Congress is considering the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act, which would provide access to care planning services under Medicare for the individual with Alzheimer’s. It would also allow the caregiver to access these vital services on behalf of a loved one living with the disease.
Stand with the Alzheimer’s Association and urge your members of Congress to support the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act.
Passage of this bipartisan legislation would improve care and outcomes for people with Alzheimer’s disease by improving access to diagnosis, providing care planning and ensuring medical record documentation. It will increase access to information, care and support for newly diagnosed individuals and their families -- providing essential support for those facing this devastating, debilitating disease.
Please ask your elected officials to co-sponsor or continue to support this important legislation.