WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate this week passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Maggie Hassan that will create a public health infrastructure to help combat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.
“As our population ages, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia have unfortunately impacted an increasing number of families in New Hampshire and across the country,” Senator Hassan said. “This bipartisan legislation will create a much-needed public health infrastructure to help bring awareness to these devastating diseases in an effort to improve early detection, prevention, and treatment. I will continue fighting to increase funding and awareness to help improve the lives of Granite Staters and Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.”
The bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure (BOLD) for Alzheimer’s Act, would strengthen early detection and diagnosis efforts and help support caregivers by creating centers of excellence that would apply a public health approach to addressing Alzheimer’s and educate caregivers and the public about the disease.