Senator Boxer: Assisting Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families   

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  

Dear Friend:

I want to let you know about legislation that I am co-sponsoring to promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and give patients and their families better tools to cope with this debilitating and deadly disease.  

Alzheimer’s affects 5.4 million Americans – one out of eight seniors – but as many as half of them do not get diagnosed or learn about available treatment options.  

The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act (S.738) would increase detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  It would also provide increased access to information, support, and care for newly diagnosed patients and their families.  To read more about this important bipartisan bill, please click here.

Be assured that I will work with my colleagues to pass the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act and help improve the lives of the millions of Americans and their families who are struggling with Alzheimer’s.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer