Expert Urges Passage Of HOPE For Alzheimer’s Act

In The Hill (5/8) “Contributors” blog, Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, wrote, “Fewer than half of Alzheimer’s patients are told they have the disease in the early stages, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report.” But, “despite the fear this disease generates,” Chapman argued that “it is crucial for patients and caregivers to be informed of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis at the earliest possible time so they can make the most of the cognitive strengths that remain and prepare for the future.” Chapman also urged passage of the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act, which would provide “comprehensive care planning services for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.”

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— “Instilling hope in fight against Alzheimer’s,” Sandra Bond Chapman,, The Hill, May 8, 2015.

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