Dec 10, 2009

Senator Debbie Stabenow -- Michigan -- Supports Alzheimer's Legislation and Funding

It will take you less than four minutes to tell your Senators and Congressperson that you believe legislation to support Alzheimer's caregivers is important. Four minutes to make a difference. Or you can sit back and do nothing. Are you the one that makes the difference?....

Thank you . . .

. . . for contacting me to support funding for Alzheimer's disease research. I share your support for increased federal resources to fight this devastating disease.

Senator Debbie Stabenow -- Michigan -- Supports Alzheimer's Legislation and Funding

That is why I have requested that the Senate Appropriations Committee support a significant investment in Older Americans Act programs that include Alzheimer's disease research grants to states. In addition, this year's budget includes a $443 million increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will help continue many vital Alzheimer's research programs.

As a member of the Alzheimer's Task Force, I have been a long-time advocate for health research. I believe that increased medical research funding is one of the most beneficial investments our country can make. As a member of the House of Representatives and now as a Senator, I have supported NIH budget increases, and Congress has nearly doubled the NIH budget over the last five years. I will continue to strongly support measures that would increase the NIH research budget and research for Alzheimer's disease.

Thank you for sharing your views with me. Please do not hesitate to do so again, whenever I can be of assistance to you.


Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator

The email you just read (above) was received by Angil Tarach in response to her email asking Senator Debbie Stabenow to support Alzheimer's legislation.

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If you would like to participate in our effort to email Senators and Congressman and tell them about our support of Alzheimer's legislation, you can use the links and sample letter below.

This will take about 4 minutes of your valuable time.

Here is copy of the email I am sent to my elected officials requesting that they support the legislation. (you can personalize this and make it your own).

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

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

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces Legislation to Help Fight Alzheimer's and Benefit Caregivers.

Original content Bob DeMarco, Alzheimer's Reading Room