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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


Apr 24, 2017 Mireille Proulx
Apr 23, 2017 Jennifer Dearth This disease touches so many and is horrific to all involved. Please provide funding to help find a cure.
Apr 23, 2017 Karen Frye This is a truly horrible disease and no one should have to suffer it anymore. Please help and provide funding now!
Apr 23, 2017 Karen Hornberger
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Judy Lathem Millions of Seniors need this desperately! My Mom & 2 Aunts had Alzheimers & it is a terrible & cruel disease!
Apr 22, 2017 Richard Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Lori O'Dell
Apr 21, 2017 Mary Bissell
Apr 21, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 21, 2017 anne jacques
Apr 21, 2017 Lydia McMurphy
Apr 20, 2017 Jodi Locke In memory of Nannie; For Grammie, Aunt Dorothy, Nancy, and all MEME participants
Apr 20, 2017 Sarah Mac Crossan
Apr 19, 2017 Jane Schenk In memory of my Mom, Toby.
Apr 19, 2017 Jenny Hendershott Trump is getting older by the second. I should think that in his personal interest (and really what else is there to him), this should be of utmost importance.
Apr 19, 2017 Traci Avalon My husband suffers from dementia/alzheimers. This disease is devastating.
Apr 19, 2017 Sandi Howard I am immediate caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's. It is horrible to see how it has destroyed her life.
Apr 19, 2017 Mary Carlson
Apr 19, 2017 Leeann Brooks
Apr 18, 2017 Victoria Butera Fighting everyday for hope. I love you Grammie <3
Apr 18, 2017 Henry Spurrier
Apr 18, 2017 judith Alvarez
Apr 17, 2017 Noreen Hancheck This is the worst disease ever! My dad has it and it is the saddest thing to watch. I pray I never get it and I pray a cure comes within my lifetime!
Apr 17, 2017 Brenda Lee-Ownby
Apr 17, 2017 Irina Lamadrid
Apr 16, 2017 John Doucette
Apr 16, 2017 Karen Calvert
Apr 15, 2017 Gina Hart
Apr 15, 2017 Janet Brewster
Apr 15, 2017 Alexei Zelig
Apr 15, 2017 MELANIE PIETERSEN
Apr 15, 2017 Julie Cipale
Apr 14, 2017 Beth Adkins Lost my father to Alzheimer's. Cruel disease.
Apr 14, 2017 Helene Block
Apr 14, 2017 Barbara Singer
Apr 14, 2017 Jan Yates
Apr 14, 2017 camille ciambelli
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed) Alzheimer's could happen to you, too. It's already happened to quite a few politicians. Help fund efforts to find treatments and hopefully a cure.
Apr 14, 2017 Janet Neihart
Apr 14, 2017 Hope Vollmer I lost my Dad to the horror that is Alzheimer's. PLEASE support research to END ALZ!
Apr 13, 2017 Sharon Lorand
Apr 13, 2017 PENNY OLLLILA My Mom has this terrible disease. Nobody should have to go thru this. When the mind goes everything is lost. This disease is hitting more people every minute of the day. It needs to be stopped. Please give to more funding. Thank you!
Apr 13, 2017 Christine Retzlaff Please allow them to work to find a cure for this awful disease!
Apr 13, 2017 Lori Ray
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2017 Melissa Corbin
Apr 13, 2017 (Name not displayed) I took care of my father for over 10 years by myself at home. I lost my career, my confidence, friends, etc. to care for dad because the system doesn't help people like us. Dad just died, and we didn't lose the house, but it was close. We need action!
Apr 12, 2017 Gabriel Santamaria
Apr 11, 2017 Barbora Jelinkova

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