National Alzheimer’s Project Act Signed into Law
Alzheimer's disease currently impacts more than 5 million Americans, and is one of the primary reasons that elder care is needed. On January 4, 2011, The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law by the President of the United States after having been passed unanimously in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Once enacted, NAPA will create a national strategic plan to address and overcome the rapidly escalating crisis of Alzheimer’s. For information about NAPA please see their fact sheet.
Additionally, The Shriver Report, a study done by Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association, was recently released. This study examines the impact of the disease, particularlly on women. Please follow this link to read free exerpts or to purchase the report.
For more information or assistance with adult/elder care, please contact the Employee Assistance Program.