Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address

Time: November 8, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Location: SVC 203-202 (Capitol Visitor’s Center)
Event Type: congressional, briefing
Organized By: Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to a briefing on:

 “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address”

 Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M.

SVC 203-202 (Capitol Visitors Center)

 Please join us for a Congressional Briefing unveiling an important new report, “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address.” This report offers insights and perspectives from the Alzheimer’s community on ten critical challenges the first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan must address. The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (P.L. 111-375), unanimously passed by Congress last year, requires the creation of a National Alzheimer’s Plan to address the rapidly mounting Alzheimer’s disease crisis and will coordinate Alzheimer’s disease efforts across the federal government.

Building on the Association’s commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s, the Association and its more than 70 chapters nationwide hosted over 130 input sessions throughout the country, allowing thousands of individuals to speak on behalf of all Americans counting on this effort to change the trajectory of this devastating disease for the millions affected today and the millions more at risk tomorrow. “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines” provides a rare and unique window into the real, unrelenting challenges the disease forces on families year after year.

Speakers include:  

  • Harry Johns, President and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Robert Egge, Vice President of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Garrett Davis, Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador
  • Senator Susan Collins (R- ME) (invited)
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) (invited)
  • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) (invited)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (invited)

Please RSVP to Tonya Buford at [email protected]

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit