|Posted:||October 17, 2017 01:51 PM|
|From:||Representative Steve Samuelson and Rep. Katharine M. Watson, Rep. William C. Kortz, II, Rep. Tim Hennessey|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution designating November 2017 as "Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month" in Pennsylvania|
|We plan to introduce a resolution designating November 2017 as "Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month" in Pennsylvania.
Alzheimer's is an irreversible degenerative brain disorder affecting more than five million Americans. As many as 400,000 Pennsylvanians are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, and most of these individuals are being cared for at home by unpaid informal caregivers, such as family, friends or other loved ones.
Last year, 673,000 of these informal care givers provided an estimated 766 million hours of unpaid care valued at over $9.7 billion. Nationally, more than 15 million Americans provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month” gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, and recognize the devotion of our informal caregivers.
Please join us in sponsoring this House resolution.
Introduced as HR603