WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) a member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), and the Special Committee on Aging, called for greater access to health resources during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.
“As a former caregiver for my aging parents and in-laws, I have seen firsthand the effect that Alzheimer’s has on those affected, and their families,” said Senator Rosen. “We must continue advocating for research so that we can find a cure for this disease along with other related dementias. I will also continue to defend the constitutionality of our nation’s health care law so that all families, in Nevada and across the country, have the resources they need to care for themselves and their loved ones.”
BACKGROUND: Last month, Senator Rosen co-sponsored the Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act, bipartisan legislation that would work to increase the utilization of care planning resources among Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers.
Last Congress, then-Congresswoman Rosen co-sponsored the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide funding to state and public health departments to implement effective interventions to promote early detection and diagnosis and reduce risk. The Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act was signed in to law this past December.