Urges congress to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research

To the Editor, 

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. 

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and the only one in the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and 15.9 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. It’s the most expensive disease in America. Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer’s will cost $1.1 trillion (in 2016 dollars). 

 Congress must continue to fight Alzheimer’s by increasing funding for research for a cure or treatment. I urge Congressman Tim Walberg to support increased funding for Alzheimer’s disease research and to take action to raise awareness during the month of June.

To find resources and help visit www.alz.org or call 1-800.272.3900.

 

Lindsay Brieschke

Brooklyn, Mich.

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