Dear Editor, 

Providing care to an individual living with dementia involves many unique and often challenging elements. I was a long distance caregiver, helping my Mother take care of my Father who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimers, and understand how complicated it is to navigate this health care maze. The bipartisan, Comprehensive Care for Alzheimers’s Act (S.1125/H.R.2517) would create a path to better dementia care and address shortcomings in the way dementia care is currently delivered. 

It is estimated that nearly 13 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050, so it is critical we find better ways to care for them. By enhancing the coordination of dementia care, we can lessen the burden for individuals and their caregivers while reducing health care costs.

Please join me and the Alzheimer’s Association in thanking Congressman Gerry Connolly for agreeing to co-sponsor the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act. To learn more about this disease and how to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit alz.impact.org.

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