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Reader Input: Ending Alzheimer

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In California, over 600,000 people have Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is the third leading cause of death in California. There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

As an Alzheimer’s advocate, it is my honor to represent them. My husband and I just returned from Washington, D.C., where more than 1,000 Alzheimer’s advocates from across the nation attended the Alzheimer’s Association AIM Advocacy Forum.

We met with Rep. McClintock's staff to ask him to co-sponsor the BOLD Infrastucture for

Alzheimer's Act (H.R.  4256) to create an Alzheimer's public health infrastructure across the country.

Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. The Alzheimer's Association projects, by 2050, the total cost of care for Alzheimer’s will increase to more than $1.1 trillion per year.

Please join me in urging Rep. McClintock to support the BOLD Act. To learn more about this disease and how you can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s visit alz.org.

 

Linda Martin, Auburn