I lost my Dad and my Grandmother (his mother) to Alzheimer’s. Both were diagnosed in their 50s. My Dad was 68 when he died. This disease is always fatal. We must find a cure or a way to prevent this horrible disease.
Nearly 5.8 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease nationwide and 16 million serve as unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers, according to the 2019 Alzheimer's Association special report. Among them are the 150,000 living here in Virginia and their 465,000 caregivers.
Today, I am urging U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly to cosponsor the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (S 880/HR 1873). This piece of bi-partisan legislation will educate clinicians on care planning services available under Medicare and on the care planning billing code that was originally established under the original Hope for Alzheimer's Act.
The state of Virginia needs your help, Congressman Connolly. Please support this crucial bill and bring us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador