During November, we celebrated National Family Caregivers Month to honor the more than 15 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's. November also marked National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (NADAM), an opportunity to highlight the impact of this disease on the more than 5 million Americans living with it.
Throughout the month, elected officials across the country showed their support for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers through official declarations, statements and on social media like those below.
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) marked NADAM by sharing a photo from a recent visit to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter.
And, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) reflected on the month sharing President Reagan’s announcement from when he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
In Hawaii, State Senator Donna Mercado Kim shared with her Facebook followers the devastating toll Alzheimer’s has on women.
In New Jersey, Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight issued a statement in recognition of NADM and highlighted her participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. And Michigan State Representative Bronna Kahle introduced a resolution designating November as Family Caregivers Month.
As the national conversation around Alzheimer’s continues to grow, AIM is advancing legislation to support our nation’s caregivers. Learn more about our policy priorities here.