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Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's disease is a national epidemic. The soaring global costs of Alzheimer's and dementia care, the escalating number of people living with the disease, and the challenges encountered by affected families demand a meaningful, aggressive and ambitious effort to solve this crisis. The urgency is clear. Alzheimer's can't wait.

In order to change the trajectory of this devastating disease, we must take bold steps now towards providing better support for the millions of Americans navigating Alzheimer's and finding the needed treatments, prevention and, one day, a cure. Urge congress to pass the $400 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research so we can work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Tell congress that you are counting on them to throw their full support behind making Alzheimer's a top priority on Capitol Hill.

Congress must act now on Alzheimer's!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As an Alzheimer's Association advocate, I am writing to request that you make Alzheimer's disease a national priority by supporting at least an additional $400 million for Alzheimer's research activities.

The soaring global costs of Alzheimer's and dementia care, the escalating number of people living with the disease, and the challenges encountered by affected families demand a meaningful, aggressive and ambitious effort to solve this crisis.

America cannot continue down its current path — it is up to you to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. Today, the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's cost our nation an estimated $236 billion, including $160 billion to Medicare and Medicaid. If we fail to make a difference right now in the fight against Alzheimer's, up to 16 million people will have the disease in 2050, costing more than $1 trillion in 2050.

The urgency is clear. Alzheimer's can't wait.

This enormous and unsustainable strain on the healthcare system, families, and federal and state budgets is avoidable with federal leadership. We must ensure that the U.S. National Alzheimer's Plan has the resources needed to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. The Plan outlines critical steps our nation must take to address the full spectrum of the Alzheimer's crisis. Please support at least an additional $400 million for Alzheimer's research activities.

In order to change the trajectory of this devastating disease, we must take bold steps now towards providing better supports for the millions of Americans navigating Alzheimer's and finding the needed treatments, prevention and, one day, a cure.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 27, 2017 Linda Lundgren Trying to do my part by participaing in as many Alzheimer Trials as I can.
May 25, 2017 Joan McKay
May 25, 2017 Emma Spurgin Hussey
May 25, 2017 monica farinelli
May 25, 2017 Magali LE GUILLOU
May 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2017 Sylvia Castle
May 24, 2017 Leslie Poms
May 24, 2017 william smith
May 24, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
May 24, 2017 Nance Epstein
May 24, 2017 Janis Bunch
May 24, 2017 iman Ghavami
May 24, 2017 Virginie Lopez
May 24, 2017 Pamela Puskarich
May 24, 2017 Joann Field
May 24, 2017 Anne Mettler
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) INCREASE ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH FUNDING!! NO CUTS!
May 24, 2017 Cate Ahlgrim
May 24, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
May 24, 2017 Stella Gambardella
May 24, 2017 Jocelyn Lequier-Jobin
May 23, 2017 Sara Graziosa
May 22, 2017 Rose Minasian
May 21, 2017 Kimberlee Smith
May 20, 2017 RENATE SCHEWCZYK
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 18, 2017 Rothery Gensel
May 16, 2017 Randyl Sachs
May 16, 2017 Inessa Shakhnazarian
May 15, 2017 Emile Ouellette
May 15, 2017 LISA CROWDER I work with Alzheimer clients, to see an intelligent man's mind turn into puddy is the saddest thing you will ever see.
May 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2017 Alexander Abel
May 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2017 helen buchanan
May 9, 2017 David Hayes
May 9, 2017 jeff hopkins
May 9, 2017 tammy gardner
May 8, 2017 Edmond Ciesielski
May 8, 2017 Misty Zban
May 7, 2017 Rosemary Tann
May 7, 2017 P D
May 7, 2017 Ashley Burger
May 7, 2017 Simon Davies
May 6, 2017 Steven Schueller
May 6, 2017 Madeline Lilore If you have a heart, please help those in need. Thank you.

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