Summary: To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to support individuals with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/20/19.
STATUS: Introduced 3/27/19 by Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Too often, people living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s are shut out from vital services and programs simply because of their age,” said U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice. “These individuals begin to show symptoms as early as their 30s, 40s, and 50s, when they have young children, new homes and growing careers. Virtually overnight, their families are faced with unimaginable hardship, and right now, they aren’t eligible for the critical support offered under the Older Americans Act. This bill will fix that. It’ll ensure that people living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s and their caregivers have access to the resources they need and deserve, regardless of their age.” (Source: Rep. Rice, Press Release, 3/27/19)
- The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) is proud to work with bipartisan leaders in Congress to advance the Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act of 2019 (H.R. 1903/S. 901). (Source: Alzheimer’s Impact Movement)
- Currently, only Americans over the age of 60 are eligible for programs through the Older Americans Act. Individuals living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease face unique challenges when it comes to family, work and finances. Use your voice today to help advocate for younger individuals living with a memory impairment by sending a pre-written letter to Congress. (Source: Dolan News)