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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 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) I have watched my husband of 47 yrs slip away. All our memories and no future it's time congress and others really work at a treatment. It's heart breaking
Jan 14, 2017 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Jan 11, 2017 cynthia geracoulis Please!
Jan 10, 2017 Sharon Sutton
Jan 10, 2017 Anne Gorman
Jan 10, 2017 Libby+Esther Berman
Dec 31, 2016 Sheri Reed
Dec 28, 2016 julian zrnic
Dec 28, 2016 Martina Rimbaldo
Dec 28, 2016 Carole Kubik
Dec 26, 2016 Carole Burt My husband is suffering from Alzheimer's, in fact the whole family is suffering. I am confused to where to turn. Is there any help out there? I have had to give up my part time job to stay home with him and we are barely getting by.
Dec 25, 2016 Carol Cosby Please pass the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act.
Dec 23, 2016 Joyce Davis
Dec 23, 2016 Vicki Jamieson
Dec 23, 2016 Daisy Mancia
Dec 14, 2016 Goldie Antelman
Dec 13, 2016 Amanda Egloff
Dec 11, 2016 Judith Brown
Dec 10, 2016 Andries Grobbelaar
Dec 10, 2016 Andries Grobbelaar
Dec 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 8, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Dec 7, 2016 kim wilbur
Dec 7, 2016 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Dec 7, 2016 Alexander Massing
Dec 7, 2016 L Weekly
Dec 2, 2016 Gloria Darby
Dec 2, 2016 Trevor Cooper
Dec 2, 2016 Gail Grobbelaar
Dec 2, 2016 Andries Grobbelaar
Dec 2, 2016 Richard Wallace
Dec 2, 2016 Kim Kensinger
Dec 2, 2016 Joanne Reber
Dec 2, 2016 D Dillon
Dec 2, 2016 Jacki Deamer
Dec 2, 2016 Jeanne Tocco
Dec 2, 2016 Margarita Contreras
Nov 26, 2016 Lore DeLaire
Nov 24, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2016 Kathy Smith
Nov 19, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Buda-Gozy
Nov 17, 2016 Lauri DesMarais
Nov 17, 2016 G. Smith
Nov 17, 2016 (Name not displayed) Having lost several family members to this disease, it is a very real concern for myself and my children. Please do all that you can to see this is passed soon.
Nov 17, 2016 Karin Cohen
Nov 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2016 Wendi Frishman

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