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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

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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Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 4, 2017 Kathleen Tennyson
Feb 3, 2017 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Feb 3, 2017 Tammy Bretzke
Feb 3, 2017 Martha Kubik
Feb 2, 2017 Patty Currey
Feb 1, 2017 Anne Lurski
Jan 27, 2017 Michelle Howe
Jan 27, 2017 Marlie Dryden
Jan 26, 2017 Franz Owczarek
Jan 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2017 Kathleen Tennyson
Jan 25, 2017 Bruce Ellinwood
Jan 25, 2017 Kathy Coker
Jan 25, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Jan 24, 2017 Marilyn Villarreal
Jan 23, 2017 Rogi Rogic
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 Anne Chivetta Please support finding a cure for Alzheimer's!!
Jan 18, 2017 Holly Lonn
Jan 18, 2017 Nina Domergue
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

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