Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act

 From the Alzheimer’s association

The statistics regarding people who are never diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are staggering. Although diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is reliable and valid, as many as half of individuals meeting specific diagnostic criteria for dementia never receive a diagnosis — and some evidence suggests it could be as high as 80 percent. A formal and documented diagnosis opens access to valuable support and services.

Recently, the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 738/H.R.1386) was reintroduced in the 112th Congress. Passage of this bipartisan legislation would improve care and outcomes for people with Alzheimer’s disease by improving diagnosis, care planning, and medical record documentation.


4 Replies to “Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act”

  1. Your post was great and I will contact Congress. 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. It is estimated that with baby boomers that figure will only rise. We need to focus on a cure. It really does rob us of our lives. Thanks for the info.

  2. I’ve been checking your blog for a while now, seems like everyday I learn something new 🙂 Thanks

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