New York, NY – January 29, 2020
- The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to support the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. The bipartisan bill would help educate clinicians on Alzheimer’s and dementia care planning services through Medicare. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored the bill after the NY Daily News
published a letter from Teri Graham, a constituent and Alzheimer’s Association ambassador, urging Ocasio-Cortez to support the legislation.
“We are thankful to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez for her support of the Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act,” said Christopher Smith, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. “Once passed, this legislation will provide crucial education to clinicians which will result in more New Yorkers with dementia gaining access to care planning services through Medicare. I want to extend a special thank you to Teri Graham for writing the letter that encouraged Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to support the legislation. Her advocacy, dedication and diligence as a volunteer Alzheimer’s Association ambassador has helped to create real change.”
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