It’s been a long time coming, but today we finally reached a great milestone in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the first-ever National Alzheimer’s Plan.
View the┬áNational Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
The National Alzheimer’s Plan is the result of the tireless efforts of our advocates — the individuals who took time our of their busy lives to attend a public input session, write a letter to their member of congress or travel to Washington, D.C. to share their vision of a world without Alzheimer’s with every elected official who would listen.
There are days in the battle against Alzheimer’s during which nothing seems movable. We sometimes feel the weight of this degenerative disease with no cure pushing against our every effort to get through this moment. But not today. Today, we should all celebrate. Together, we’ve made Alzheimer’s a national priority. And by doing so, we’re reducing the stigma associated with dementia and calling (loudly!) for more funding for research. This is how progress is made. This is how we will win.
Of course, the Alzheimer’s┬áAssociation┬áwill continue to support the implementation process and looks forward to continued work with the Department of Health and Human Services to meet the Administration’s important goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.
But today, we’re celebrating! Thank you, advocates!