Kentucky Advocates Impacted by Dementia Meet with Members of Congress to Urge to Advance Legislation and Research Funding

On April 7-9, advocates from across the nation are in to Washington, D.C., to meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill during the 2024 AIM Advocacy Forum. Their mission is to urge their elected officials to advance legislation and increase research funding critical to the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 80,500 people in Kentucky. Below is a list of the legislative priorities to address Alzheimer’s and other dementia, including:

  • NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act, which will extend the important work of NAPA and the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act to ensure that the nation continues to prioritize addressing Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • BOLD Reauthorization Act of 2024, which would continue strengthening the Alzheimer’s public health infrastructure, empowering public health departments in communities throughout the nation to implement dementia interventions such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk and supporting the needs of caregivers.
  • Appropriations, including an additional $318 million in FY 2025 for Alzheimer’s research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $35 million in FY 2025 for implementation of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Accelerating Access to Dementia & Alzheimer’s Provider Training (AADAPT) Act, which will empower primary care providers to better diagnose Alzheimer’s and other dementia and deliver high-quality, person-centered care in community-based settings.
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