Dec 1, 2009

Alzheimer's -- The Million Email Crusade for Alzheimer's

Did Albert Einstein say, “The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest....."
Most people interpret this quote as referring to interest rates -- the interest rate, or rate of return you earn on your investments.

It is doubtful that Einstein actually said these words.

Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

That said, there can be little doubt that there is a powerful force in the universe -- the compound interest of man(kind).

When people band together to accomplish a mission they become a very powerful force. The force of change.
New Legislation Would Improve Treatment Services For Alzheimer’s Patients And Expand Training And Support Services For Their Families And Caregivers....
We must do more to ensure that patients suffering from this condition [Alzheimer's disease] are receiving the best care possible, and that Alzheimer's caregivers looking after the needs of our loved ones are receiving the highest level of assistance and the best training techniques. -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (New York)

Here is copy of the email I am sending to my elected officials requesting that they support this legislation designed to help Alzheimer's Caregivers. (you can personalize the email and make it your own).
Dear Senator Or Congressperson XXXXX.

A recent Harris Interactive poll indicated that 100 million Americans have been touched by Alzheimer's disease. The same poll indicates that 35 million Americans are worried about Alzheimer's.

Currently, there are 9.9 million Alzheimer's caregivers in the United States.

Every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Recently, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Maxine Waters introduced legislation that would improve treatment services for Alzheimer's patients, and expand training and support services for their families and caregivers.

This legislation recognizes that families and caregivers taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer's need help.

I hope you will take the time to visit this link

and take the time to learn more about this devastating disease.

I encourage you to support this legislation by co-sponsoring the bill, and by furthering awareness of this problem.

Bob DeMarco
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Use the links below to reach your Senator or Congressman.

When you get there all you need to do is click on your state or enter your zip code.

It took me less than four minutes to contact two United States Senators and my Congressman.

To contact your U.S. Senator via email -- go here.

To contact your U.S. Representative via email-- go here.

Here is the link to my article on the legislation -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces Legislation to Help Fight Alzheimer's and Benefit Caregivers.
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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one website on the Internet for news, advice, and insight into Alzheimer's disease. Bob has written more than 950 articles with more than 8,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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