The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. It is my honor to represent them when I meet with Rep. John Katko.
The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act is now law and I want to thank Congressman Katko for championing this meaningful legislation in the House of Representatives. The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act will allow effective Alzheimer’s public health interventions to be implemented across the country. We will now be better able to fight this devastating disease as we continue to work towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and we look forward to seeing him continue to prioritize this disease as a public health crisis that must be addressed.
Passage of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act underscores how elected officials are working together to address Alzheimer’s as a public health crisis — not just from a funding standpoint, but also from a caregiver standpoint. By applying a public health approach to reduce risk, detect early symptoms, and advance care, Congressman Katko is helping to change the trajectory of this devastating disease.