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Sponsored by: The Alzheimer's Site

Alzheimer's is a growing disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. Unfortunately, half of those living with this deteriorating disease don't even realize they have it. More often than not, an individual's Alzheimer's diagnosis can be overlooked due to brief doctor's appointments. If they are lucky enough to be diagnosed, patients and families can struggle with changing symptoms, lack of available resources, and medical staff downplaying the importance of the diagnosis. Without direction, patients and their families are left directionless as to where they can seek help.

The HOPE for Alzheimer's Act could be the key to giving patients an opportunity for an earlier diagnosis, access to information on care and support, and guarantee that all diagnosis' are documented properly. First introduced in 2012 by the Department of Health and Human Services as the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, the latest version of HOPE (Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act (S.709/H.R. 1507) has become one of the Alzheimer's Association's top federal priorities for the 113th Congress.

Let's speak up for our loved ones. Sign this petition to tell our Congress members about the importance of giving better healthcare and attention to Alzheimer's patients who are losing their memories to this disease!

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Dear Speaker of the House, John Boehner and President of the Senate, Joseph R. Biden,

Over 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. In the next decades, the Alzheimer's patient population is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050. Today, only half of these patients realize they even have this debilitating disease.

Due to brief doctor's appointments, overlooking diagnoses, and the lack of resources once a patient is diagnosed, our loved ones are not getting the help and care they need. Currently, the way Alzheimer's patients are being treated prevents them from effectively managing their Alzheimer's, denies them necessary medication, and misdirects them into specialized care.

This is not only detrimental for the patient but for their loved ones who may not be prepared for what comes next after diagnosis. The cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia was about $203 billion in 2013, which is looking to increase to $1.2 trillion by mid-century.

Let's cut the cost and fear of Alzheimer's with the passage of the HOPE (Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer's Act (S.709/H.R. 1507). This act will ensure patients get an early and documented diagnosis. It also connects them with resources and a care plan that will improve the quality of life for the patient, their loved ones, and caregivers. By making Alzheimer's diagnoses and treatment top priority, health providers can coordinate cost-effective care while addressing complications of other chronic diseases that patients may have.

Please make the passage of the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act a priority to provide better healthcare and attention to our loved ones who are losing their memories to this deteriorating disease.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Aug 2, 2018 Diana Dupree
Jul 29, 2018 Marsha Seppala
Jul 27, 2018 Joan Kaufman
Jul 27, 2018 Sissel Frettim
Jul 27, 2018 Keely Kurth We need to better serve those in need.
Jul 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2018 Jane Rigney
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 22, 2018 Anna Hinnenkamp-Faulk
May 2, 2018 Kathy Daniels
Apr 22, 2018 Laurie Nicoletti
Apr 15, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 7, 2018 Kathleen Mohorich
Apr 7, 2018 Gail Langman
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 Philip Landau
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 Rosa Diaz
Mar 19, 2018 Deborah Miller
Mar 11, 2018 Kathleen Corby
Mar 1, 2018 Amber Greenwood
Feb 28, 2018 Debbie Holland
Feb 25, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 20, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 12, 2018 Barbara Hrybinczak
Feb 5, 2018 Kimberley Clack
Feb 5, 2018 Dewey Jackson
Feb 5, 2018 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 5, 2018 Sue Jackson
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Feb 4, 2018 Donna Arnold
Jan 28, 2018 Lori Anderson
Jan 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2018 Rosemary McCourt
Jan 28, 2018 Bill Testerman Alzheimer's Disease is an important issue that needs to be given its due attention by Congress.
Jan 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2018 R.A. Dayton
Jan 28, 2018 Perlita Schubert
Jan 28, 2018 Janet Blair
Jan 28, 2018 Leslie Gerber I have been dealing with my wife's dementia for nearly a decade now. I need all the help I can get.
Jan 28, 2018 Dana Levy
Jan 28, 2018 Clara Antillon Sargent
Jan 28, 2018 Julia Russo
Jan 28, 2018 Susan Rubin
Jan 28, 2018 Gail Ryland
Jan 28, 2018 Alicja Bożek
Jan 28, 2018 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Jan 28, 2018 Paula Bentley

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