Archived Letter – 1073

HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act will help improve outcomes.

Divided opinions on taxes, gun control, immigration and presidential candidates have set us against each other.

Today, I congratulate Kansas’ congressional delegation for rising above insurmountable differences and coming together on a vital issue. Representatives Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder and Senator Jerry Moran, co-sponsored the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. While HOPE here stands for health outcomes, planning and education, the real hope for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and their families is finding a cure.

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act provides Medicare coverage for care planning for those diagnosed and ensures that the diagnosis and care planning are included in one’s medical record. This is crucial following a diagnosis to improve outcomes and create a higher quality of life. Over 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, including 51,000 in Kansas. Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s.

Providing support for the HOPE Act will help families who are personally involved with Alzheimer’s Disease across the nation. The Alzheimer’s Association truly thanks you for your support in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

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Hannah Piros