LETTER: BOLD credit for congressman

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s ambassador, it is my honor to advocate for them. Congress just passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act with a strong bipartisan vote, and the president has signed the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act into law. I want to thank Congressman Vicente Gonzalez for supporting this meaningful legislation.

The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act will allow effective Alzheimer’s public health interventions to be implemented across the country.

Thanks to Congressman Gonzalez’s support for the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, we will now be better able to fight this devastating disease as we continue to work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s, and we look forward to seeing him continue to prioritize this disease as a public health crisis that must be addressed.

By applying a public health approach to reduce risk, detect early symptoms, and advance care, Congressman Gonzalez is helping change the trajectory of this devastating disease. I may not have personal experience with this but I see if affecting friends and their families daily.

I fight for them and am grateful for Congressman Gonzalez’s support. To learn more about Alzheimer’s just as I did and how you can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org.

Mayra K. Moreno, Edinburg

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