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WASHINGTON, DC, July 13, 2016—Following a Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health, briefing, “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Struggle for Families, a Looming Crisis for Medicare,” WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s (WA2), an UsAgainst’Azheimer’s network, submitted a statement for the record, outlining the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women, emphasizing the need for sex and gender differentiated research, as well as asking

With today’s introduction of the  Alzheimer’s Beneficiary and Caregiver Support Act in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s applauds Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), as well as Representatives Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL),   for recognizing the destructive emotional and physical tolls that Alzheimer’s disease has on the millions of caregivers in the United States, as well as its ballooning cost to Medicare and Medicaid.

A U.S. House subcommittee has approved an appropriations bill containing a $350 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s disease research, a vital step in the national effort to prevent and effectively treat by 2025 an illness currently afflicting over 5.4 million Americans.

The House Appropriations Committee has released its proposal for a fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill that includes a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research funding, a move strongly supported today by the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s organization.

Following the tragic and untimely death of Pat Summitt today due to early onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 64, UsAgainstAlzheimer's, on behalf of all patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementias, extends its condolences to her family and presses for increased urgency for all stakeholders to come together to defeat this disease.


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