With Alzheimer’s, it is not just those living with the disease who suffer. It’s also their caregivers – a job that usually falls on family and friends. It is because of this, the Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 helpline to provide reliable information and support to all those who need assistance navigating the challenges of Alzheimer’s. And, it is why AIM and the Association supports legislation that can have a meaningful impact on caregivers.
At least 60 percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s will wander at some point during their lifetime. For this reason, AIM supports Kevin and Avonte’s Law (S. 2070/H.R. 4221) which reauthorizes the Missing Americans Alert Program to help local law enforcement officials quickly identify people with Alzheimer’s who wander and reunite them with their families. Help AIM grow support for this critical legislation by taking action today.
As Congress continues its work, AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association will prioritize policies that work to improve support for the Alzheimer’s caregiver community, and we will need your support to encourage Congress to act.
Join Alzheimer’s advocates from across the country in Washington to learn about our new policy priorities and help urge Congress to act. Learn more at alz.org/forum.
|Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act (S. 311 / H.R. 2972) - Letters of Support|
|Care Corps Demonstration Act - Letter of Support|
|Credit For Caring Act (H.R. 2505 / S. 1151) - Letters of Support|
|In-Home Caregiver Assessment Resources and Education (CARE) Act - Letter of Support|
|Independence at Home Act of 2017 (S. 464) - Letter of Support|
|Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (S. 1188/H.R. 2535) - Letter of Support|
|Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 693/H.R. 1676) - Letter of Support|
|S. Res. 49 - Resolution declaring that achieving the primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease is an urgent national priority|