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Sponsored by: The Alzheimer's Site

Alzheimer's is a growing disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. Unfortunately, half of those living with this deteriorating disease don't even realize they have it. More often than not, an individual's Alzheimer's diagnosis can be overlooked due to brief doctor's appointments. If they are lucky enough to be diagnosed, patients and families can struggle with changing symptoms, lack of available resources, and medical staff downplaying the importance of the diagnosis. Without direction, patients and their families are left directionless as to where they can seek help.

The HOPE for Alzheimer's Act could be the key to giving patients an opportunity for an earlier diagnosis, access to information on care and support, and guarantee that all diagnosis' are documented properly. First introduced in 2012 by the Department of Health and Human Services as the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, the latest version of HOPE (Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act (S.709/H.R. 1507) has become one of the Alzheimer's Association's top federal priorities for the 113th Congress.

Let's speak up for our loved ones. Sign this petition to tell our Congress members about the importance of giving better healthcare and attention to Alzheimer's patients who are losing their memories to this disease!

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Dear Speaker of the House, John Boehner and President of the Senate, Joseph R. Biden,

Over 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. In the next decades, the Alzheimer's patient population is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050. Today, only half of these patients realize they even have this debilitating disease.

Due to brief doctor's appointments, overlooking diagnoses, and the lack of resources once a patient is diagnosed, our loved ones are not getting the help and care they need. Currently, the way Alzheimer's patients are being treated prevents them from effectively managing their Alzheimer's, denies them necessary medication, and misdirects them into specialized care.

This is not only detrimental for the patient but for their loved ones who may not be prepared for what comes next after diagnosis. The cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia was about $203 billion in 2013, which is looking to increase to $1.2 trillion by mid-century.

Let's cut the cost and fear of Alzheimer's with the passage of the HOPE (Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act (S.709/H.R. 1507). This act will ensure patients get an early and documented diagnosis. It also connects them with resources and a care plan that will improve the quality of life for the patient, their loved ones, and caregivers. By making Alzheimer's diagnoses and treatment top priority, health providers can coordinate cost-effective care while addressing complications of other chronic diseases that patients may have.

Please make the passage of the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act a priority to provide better healthcare and attention to our loved ones who are losing their memories to this deteriorating disease.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Jan 4, 2018 Moira Creel
Dec 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2017 Susan Fisher
Dec 9, 2017 Kelly Smith
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Oct 31, 2017 Susan W Smith
Oct 29, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
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Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
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Sep 24, 2017 sophia rubinstein
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Aug 18, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 15, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 14, 2017 Janice Pagnani
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Francine Allen
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2017 Chantelle Pacheco
Jul 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) Until we find a cure, the impact of this disease is far wider than people realize or admit. If one life is improved it is worth it.
Jul 23, 2017 Laura Schafer
Jul 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2017 Kris Peterson
Jul 5, 2017 RICKY SLOAN
Jun 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Gretchen Shay
Jun 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 11, 2017 Elizabeth King
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2017 Elise Buffie
May 3, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 22, 2017 Micki Sutton
Apr 19, 2017 Joy Nelson
Apr 12, 2017 Joanne Barrett
Apr 2, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 18, 2017 Sheila Alaniz
Mar 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Feb 26, 2017 Mike Biggs

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