Monthly E-News Update
Alzheimer's Association
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In this issue, we explore the personal connection that Microsoft founder Bill Gates has with Alzheimer's disease. We also report on our latest success in engaging elected officials at every level of government in the fight against Alzheimer's. Thanks to our advocates, whose ranks include many NARFE members, we have helped grow support for increased research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leading to nearly tripling the funding in just five years. Our advocates also have worked to secure Medicare coverage of critical care planning services for people living with dementia. And, advocates shared their voices to ensure the passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. Thank you again to NARFE for your strong partnership. We couldn't do this without you.
Bill Gates shares personal connection to Alzheimer's disease
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, and over 15 million people serve as their unpaid caregivers. Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has revealed that his father is living with Alzheimer's. One of the world's richest people, Gates is devoting resources to finding a cure. Learn more.
RAISE Family Caregivers Act signed into law
The Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), the Association's advocacy arm, celebrate the passage of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. Signed into law by the president, the RAISE Family Caregivers Act will address the needs of our nation's family caregivers through the development and implementation of a coordinated national strategy. Learn more.
Join our advocates in making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's
You can make a new commitment to help fight Alzheimer's, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, this year. Become an Alzheimer's advocate and help give a voice to the millions of Americans facing this devastating disease. Learn more.

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