Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recently took to the House of Representatives Floor to raise awareness of the need for a renewed national focus on preventing, treating and caring for those with Alzheimer's disease.
Congressman Higgins is scheduled to provide opening remarks at a Dementia Care Symposium for caregivers and healthcare professionals hosted by the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York this Friday. He will also meet with local Alzheimer's Association delegates in his Washington, DC office next week.
"We applaud Congressman Higgins' efforts to highlight the profound need for funding for Alzheimer's disease research, and we are thrilled that he sees the importance of our work to support caregivers and those with dementia by speaking at our conference," said Rachel Rotach, Director of Advocacy & Early Stage Programming for the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter.
Higgins is a cosponsor Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education for Alzheimer's Act (HOPE Act), a bill providing direct reimbursement for doctor services that diagnose and treat Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases, which will soon to re-introduced in the House of Representatives.