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Senator Markey Applauds Hillary Clinton Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Medford, Massachusetts – Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement applauding Hillary Clinton’s new plan to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Markey is House author of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, the law passed in 2010 that called for the first comprehensive national plan from the federal government to address Alzheimer’s disease. Senator Markey is founder and co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s.

“Hillary Clinton’s plan to combat Alzheimer’s is the kind of clear and aggressive roadmap this nation needs to prevent and cure this devastating disease by 2025. My mother passed away from Alzheimer’s, I understand the toll this disease takes on our nation’s families.  Hillary Clinton’s plan would make the investments needed to support the researchers, doctors and caregivers who are tackling this health and economic challenge every day. Her plan reflects the urgency needed to battle a disease that is affecting more than five million Americans today. I applaud Hillary Clinton for making the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease a key issue in her campaign and in this election, and I look forward to standing alongside her as we work to relegate Alzheimer’s disease to the history books.”


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