Alzheimer’s Legislation

Senator Sachs has always been a champion for Alzheimer’s patients.  She has  cosponsored several bills aimed at protecting Alzheimer’s patients and furthering treatment and research programs in Florida.

 

 

Senator Sachs at Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting with Aline Stone of the National Alzheimer’s Association.

Senator Sachs at Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting with Aline Stone of the National Alzheimer’s Association.
This past session she cosponsored SB 682 which established the Purple Ribbon Task Force within the Florida Department of Elderly Affairs.  The Task Force  will be responsible for developing a State plan to address the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.
The Senator is also a cosponsor of SB 694, the Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Dignity Act, which ensures that  adult day care centers that provide specialized Alzheimer’s services are licensed and that operators have received sufficient education and experience.
When the Senator served in the House of Representatives she sponsored HB 279, which establishes a grant program to encourage counties to implement lifesaver programs to help track Alzheimer’s patients and others who are prone to wander.  Lifesaver programs use small transmitters, which are usually worn on a person’s wrist, to electronically track lost or wandering participants.  Local law enforcement is equipped with the receivers to track the transmitters.  The Senator will continue to push for this bill and other measures aimed at protecting our most vulnerable citizens.

 

 

 

President Reagan

President Reagan-  a victim of Alzeimer’s Disease   “I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”