Dear editor:

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers — it is my honor to advocate for them.

Congress just passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act with a strong bipartisan vote, and the president has signed the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act into law. I want to thank Congresswoman Liz Cheney and Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi for supporting this meaningful legislation.

The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act will allow effective Alzheimer’s and dementia public health interventions to be implemented across the country. By applying a public health approach to reduce risk, detect early symptoms, and advance care, BOLD will help change the trajectory of this devastating disease.

Thanks to the support of the Wyoming delegation, we will now be better able to fight this devastating disease as we continue to work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s, and we look forward to seeing them continue to prioritize this disease as a public health crisis that must be addressed.

I fight for the nearly 10,000 Wyomingites affected by dementia, and am grateful for the support of each of our Wyoming members of Congress. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and how you can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/Wyoming.

Janet Lewis

Alzheimer’s Association, Wyoming Chapter

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