The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America called the law’s passage a “victory
“The disease currently afflicts more than five million Americans, and that
Over the last few years, the Alzheimer’s Association has been the leading voice in urging Congress to pass the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). The National Alzheimer’s Project Act will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer’s crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer’s research, clinical care, institutional, and home- and community-based programs and their outcomes. Alzheimer’s advocates were instrumental in moving NAPA through Congress. The Alzheimer’s Association’s more than 50,000 e-mails, nearly 10,000 phone calls and more than 1,000 advocate meetings led us to the historic legislative victory for the Alzheimer’s community.
Toread more about the chronology and the work that went into helping pass thislaw, visit the NAPA section of the Alzheimer’s Association website here!