Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Champions For Alzheimer's Causes To Descend On State House, USA

The Alzheimer's Association is rallying advocates for Alzheimer's Advocacy Action Day to promote a public policy agenda that includes passing proposed legislation (H616/S425) to create regulations to assure consistent care in Alzheimer special care units in nursing homes and raise awareness about the disease which now affects 120,000 Massachusetts residents and nearly 1/2 million caregivers/family members.

Speakers include:
-- Commissioner of Public Health, John Auerbach
-- Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi
-- Representative Peter Koutoujian, chair, Public Health Committee, sponsor H616
-- Senator Marc Pacheco, lead sponsor S425
-- James Wessler, President/CEO, Alzheimer's Association, MA Chapter
-- Stephen Hume, Wilbraham, has early stage Alzheimer's disease
-- The Reverend Karen Bettachi, Lexington has early stage Alzheimer's disease
-- Andy Wojcikowski, Marlboro, caregiver for a parent with Alzheimer's disease
-- Joanne Szamreta, Needham, caregiver

WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

WHERE: State House, Grand Staircase

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to providing care and support for those affected by the disease, as well as advancing research into causes, treatments and cures. The Association's Massachusetts chapter is based in Watertown with regional offices in Lowell, Springfield, Worcester, and Sandwich.


Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/93865.php

Can this happen in India!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

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