Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Statement on the Death of Former Congressman Dennis Moore

Washington, D.C., November 3, 2021 — The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) were saddened to learn of the passing of former Rep. Dennis Moore. For more than a decade Rep. Moore served the people of Kansas’ 3rd District honorably.

Following his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, Rep. Moore and his family bravely shared his diagnosis and became staunch advocates for people living with Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. An outspoken advocate, he testified before Congress on the need to substantially increase Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a frequent attendee of the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, sharing his story with other advocates and his former colleagues. Additionally, Rep. Moore served on the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Council in its inaugural term, ensuring the voice of people living with dementia were heard. 

Rep. Moore helped to position Alzheimer’s as a national priority that demands action from our nation’s policymakers. He provided an invaluable voice, insight and passion for the cause, urging his former colleagues to support the needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. 

Our hearts go out to former Rep. Moore’s family in this difficult time.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and another 11 million are providing unpaid care. Congress has recently taken unprecedented steps to change the trajectory of this devastating and fatal disease — including increasing Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) more than seven-fold and improving access to care and support services.

Alzheimer's Association®
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit alz.org.

Alzheimer's Impact Movement
The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) is a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate of the Alzheimer's Association. AIM works to develop and advance policies to overcome Alzheimer's disease through increased investment in research, enhanced care and improved support. For more information, visit alzimpact.org.

Contact:
Laura Cilmi, 202.638.8673, [email protected]