“Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s: Reducing Risk, Detecting Early Symptoms, and Improving Data”

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing entitled “Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s: Reducing Risk, Detecting Early Symptoms, and Improving Data.” Watch the hearing HERE.

The hearing included Member statements from U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), as well as testimony from family caregivers, researchers, and state and federal aging agency representatives. These individuals encouraged Congress to pass the bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256). The BOLD Act would recognize Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as public health issues and develop the infrastructure necessary to combat these diseases. Read the full bill HERE.

The National Alliance for Caregiving strongly supports the passage of the BOLD Act, and we encourage you to contact your representatives and express support for this bill. To learn more about the Alliance’s advocacy work and legislation that has the potential to impact family caregivers, go HERE.

This article is a policy alert from the National Alliance for Caregiving.