Dems unveil a new plan to help people with Alzheimer’s care
Posted On July 11, 2021
The Democrats have unveiled a new proposal to provide a new set of services to help those with Alzheimerís disease.
“Our approach to Alzheimerís is to help the person, not the illness,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
He spoke at a press conference to announce the new initiative, which is named Alzheimerís Care for the 21st Century.
The new program is part of the $50 billion Alzheimerís Action Plan that Democrats have been pressing President Trump to push through Congress.
Lewis also said he will support legislation to increase funding for research into Alzheimerís, including the creation of Alzheimer’s Research Institutes.
Currently, research is focused on treating the disease.
Democrats said the Alzheimerís Service Corporation would provide services to the elderly, help families with Alzheimer`s and provide more resources for those living with the disease in their home.
This will also provide them with a new source of income, they said.
Democrats also said the new Alzheimer’s Service Corporation will also offer financial support for people who may have lost their job or may not be able to work because of their illness.
President Trump said in August that he would increase funding to Alzheimer`S, the disease that causes dementia and cognitive decline, by $1 trillion over 10 years.
But the president did not mention funding for Alzheimer’s research.
Trump said in November he wanted to increase Alzheimer`ís research funding from $2.5 billion to $5 billion.
In September, Democrats also released a plan to provide more help to people with dementia and chronic pain, but that plan also did not include funding for funding Alzheimer`D.A.R.E. programs.
House Democrats also proposed creating a new program to provide funding to help individuals who are living with dementia, chronic pain and other chronic health issues, including Alzheimer`Ds.
Democrats said they plan to introduce the new proposal in the coming weeks.