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Letter of the Week: HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Alzheimer’s HOPE

Divided opinions on taxes, gun control, immigration and presidential candidates have set us against each other. Today, however, I congratulate Kansas’ congressional delegation for coming together on a vital issue.

Reps. Mike Pompeo, Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder and Sen. Jerry Moran co-sponsored the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. HOPE stands for health outcomes, planning and education, but the real hope for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and their families is finding a cure.

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act provides Medicare coverage for care planning for those diagnosed and ensures that the diagnosis and care planning are included in one’s medical records.

More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, including 51,000 in Kansas.

The HOPE Act will help families across the nation who are personally involved with Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s Association truly thanks you for your support in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

For more information visit alz.org.

Hannah Piros, 15, of Wichita is a sophomore at Maize High School. She wants to be a lawyer and plans to go to Wichita State University. She hopes to practice criminal law. She has a brother, Sawyer. Her mother, Andrea Piros, who is in her 40s, was recently diagnosed as being predisposed to Alzheimer’s, which Hannah said gives her a personal connection to the search for a cure.