Wonder what it’s like to be at the State Capitol in Sacramento at a time when California is bleeding red? Well, if you are there to raise awareness and tell your elected officials that it’s time to wake up and pay attention to the Alzheimer’s disease public health crisis – as more than 100 of us did on March 9 – it’s surprisingly upbeat. Seems odd, I know. But there’s a reason for our optimism. Continue reading “Wonder what it’s like to ask legislators for funding when California is bleeding red?” »
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How does CA Governor Jerry Brown’s budget affect Alzheimer families?
Governor Brown’s proposal for the 2011-12 California state budget includes $12.5 billion in spending reductions, $12 billion in revenues and approximately $1.9 billion in borrowing and tax shifts. These proposals would close the $25.4 billion budget shortfall and create an additional $1 billion for a rainy day fund. So how does this affect Alzheimer families? The negative impact on Alzheimer families who are already struggling with the monetary and emotional costs of this disease cannot be understated. We urge legislators to consider all options, including revenue generation in order to reduce the magnitude of the proposed cuts to programs and services to our most vulnerable populations. Continue reading “UPDATED ACTION ALERT: Contact your CA legislator and urge them to protect Alzheimer families!” »
This year, the first baby boomers turn 65, entering into is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. This report conveys the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, families, government and the nation’s healthcare system. Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. There is great promise in Alzheimer research and a focused commitment from the nation’s leaders could make the difference in solving the crisis. Please Get the “Generation Alzheimer’s report” to learn more about what can be done to conquer this devastating disease. Visit www.alz.org/boomer