Letter to the editor

Make Alzheimer’s a national priority


Dear Editor,
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. For the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 16 million caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, it is important that our elected officials make Alzheimer’s a national priority.
The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act will strengthen our nation’s response to Alzheimer’s as a public health issue by creating an Alzheimer’s public health infrastructure. Investing in a nationwide response will help create population-level change, achieve a higher quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and reduce associated costs.
The Alzheimer’s calls on Congressman Vicente Gonzalez and Congressman Filemon Vela to cosponsor the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. We are confident that with their support we will soon have a treatment or a cure.

Cacie Waters
Public Policy Specialist
Alzheimer’s Association
San Antonio & South Texas Chapter