House and Senate introduce resolutions for Alzheimer's treatment

Share this article:

A bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers introduced a resolution Tuesday in support of the Obama administration's goal of finding a treatment for Alzheimer's by 2025.

Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced the resolution in the House, while Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) did so in the Senate. The resolution affirms the goals proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services and in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.

“The deadline of preventing and treating this devastating disease by 2025 will keep us on track and unify the work of scientists, doctors, caregivers and advocates,” Rep. Markey said in a statement.

Experts estimate that there are 4.5 million Americans with Alzheimer's and project that 15 million will be diagnosed in coming decades, including up to 10 million baby boomers. The projected cost of care to Medicare and Medicaid for Alzheimer's is $850 billion each year by 2050.

Click here to read the House resolution.

Share this article:

More in News

Skilled nursing facilities with poor quality ratings do not readmit more patients to hospitals, researchers find

Skilled nursing facilities with poor quality ratings do ...

Low-quality and high-quality skilled nursing facilities readmit about the same proportion of residents to hospitals, suggest research findings recently published in the American Journal of Medical Quality.

Cipro and related antibiotics increase MRSA risk in long-term care facilities, study ...

Long-term care residents on a fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as Cipro are at an increased risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers in France have found.

Jonathan Blum, who oversaw long-term care reforms, resigns as head of Medicare

The nation's top Medicare official, Jonathan Blum, is leaving his post next month, news outlets reported Tuesday. Blum became a familiar figure to long-term care providers through Open Door Forum calls and other outreach efforts during his five-year tenure, as he guided implementation of Medicare ...