AIM advocates on behalf of the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and their families. AIM endorses and supports the federal priorities of the Alzheimer's Association.
Currently, AIM's advocacy efforts include:
Finding better treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's disease: increased federal commitment to Alzheimer's research
Improving care for people with Alzheimer's: quality dementia care is smart dementia care
Implementing the National Alzheimer's Project Act: Implementing a strategic national plan to overcome Alzheimer's
Right now, we are losing the battle against Alzheimer’s as deaths from the disease have increased 66 percent since the year 2000. Alzheimer's research has been critically underfunded for far too long. To find a cure, we must increase the federal commitment to Alzheimer's research. The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act of 2011 (H.R. 1897) would advance breakthrough treatments for people living with Alzheimer’s by requiring a federal commitment Alzheimer’s disease research.
For more detailed information on this bill, see the Alzheimer’s Association’s resource page at www.alz.org/breakthroughact
In 2011, landmark legislation, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), was signed into law. NAPA is engaging experts in the government and private sector to create and then to implement a road map to overcome Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The National Alzheimer's Project Act will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer research, clinical care, institutional, and home-and community-based programs and their outcomes. Implementation of this law has could change the landscape of Alzheimer’s forever.
To find out the latest on enactment or to learn more, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website http://www.alz.org/napa
For far too long, those with Alzheimer’s have been relegated to the shadows of our health care system. That doesn’t just lead to worse care for these millions of Americans. It leads to worse outcomes and often higher costs. The evidence is clear. Smarter care that recognizes and adapts to dementia is better for everyone concerned. The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act takes a critical step toward helping millions of Americans by encouraging diagnosis of Alzheimer’s so it can be treated effectively and compassionately. And HOPE delivers the care planning to people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers that we know can lead to better outcomes today, even while we work to find better treatments tomorrow. The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act would provide access to critical care and services for Medicare beneficiaries living with Alzheimer’s and their families.
For more detailed information on this bill, see the Alzheimer's Association's resource page at www.alz.org/hopeact
It is time to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Your voice can make the difference.
Every day, Congress must make difficult decisions about what issues to prioritize, but when you speak out, Congress listens. Take action now and contact your representative and senators in Washington to let them know you support an increased commitment to Alzheimer's research and a stronger focus on Alzheimer's detection, diagnosis, and care planning.
Alzheimer's is a crisis, but together we can make it a priority.