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Tell Congress to Support the Development of a Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Plan

House Resolution 489

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Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Worldwide, nearly 44 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, if breakthroughs are not discovered, we will see an increase to nearly 76 million. By 2050, rates could exceed 135 million. Every four seconds, a new case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. The projected costs for caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease is unsustainable.

H. Res.489 calls upon the United States to lead and support the creation of a Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Plan, which would coordinate international and national efforts to advance research, prevention, public awareness, and support for caregivers, clinical care; support for caregivers; and prevention, public awareness and education.

Last Review: 09/21/14

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