May 27, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Advocacy Forum
I was honored to participate in the 26th annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. Joined by nearly 900 people with the disease, caregivers and fellow advocates from across the nation, we appealed to our members of Congress for action on Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 11,000 here in Vermont.
This event has given me the opportunity to remember and honor not only the loved ones I have lost, but also those of my friends. Attending the forum and going to Capitol Hill has made a lifelong impression on me, knowing that we can make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Thank you to Senator Leahy and Senator Sanders for meeting with our delegation to discuss the Alzheimer’s crisis.
It is only through adequate funding and a strong implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease that we will meet its goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025.

Timothy Fortune,
TLC Nursing Associates

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