Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act
Throughout the country, our tireless advocates are working hard to ensure critical bills like the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act (P.L. 116-252) are becoming law. Signed into law in December 2020, the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act is helping people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias by ensuring professionals, such as police officers, medical personnel, and prosecutors, have the dementia-specific training they need to better protect these individuals from elder abuse.
Unfortunately, people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia are at heightened risk for experiencing elder abuse — the intentional or negligent act by any person that causes serious harm to an older adult. Thanks to our dedicated advocate network, individuals living with Alzheimer’s now have better protection from elder abuse.
Reach out to our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for additional resources to help navigate Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
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The bipartisan BOLD Reauthorization Act will continue strengthening the Alzheimer’s and other dementia public health infrastructure in communities across the nation.
The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s.
Congress must continue to invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and fund the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (P.L. 115-406) to strengthen the public health infrastructure across the country by implementing effective Alzheimer’s intervention focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.