Alzheimer Awareness

This week Senator Sachs issued a call for more funding to help Alzheimer’s Disease patients, caregivers, and researchers at an Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall meeting in Delray Beach.

Senator Sachs advocates for more funding for Alzheimer’s research at a Town Hall meeting held in Delray Beach on Tuesday.
The Senator as well as national advocates and federal health officials joined a crowd of South Florida residents who have been impacted by the disease. Senator Sachs is among them.  She cared for her late father who suffered from dementia.  This inspired her to introduce legislation.
While government leaders are working to implement plans in the fight against Alzheimer’s, funding for these efforts lags behind.

  Senator Sachs’ parents Anna and Russell Lorts.  The Senator cared for her father in the last years of his life as he suffered from dementia.

Senator Sachs’ parents Anna and Russell Lorts.

 

“We need to make this a priority in the State of Florida,” Senator Sachs said.  “We have more Alzheimer’s patients here than anywhere in the county and that number is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years, so we can’t afford to wait any longer.  We need to invest in research and find a cure for this disease that affects so many Floridians and their families.”

 

 

Senator Sachs visiting her father at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach.

Senator Sachs visiting her father at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach.