House Resolution 118 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 118 BY L. MILLER A Resolution recognizing and honoring the work of the 1 Alzheimer’s Association. 2 WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive 3 neurodegenerative brain disorder, tragically robs 4 individuals of their memories and leads to progressive 5 mental and physical impairments; and 6 WHEREAS, an estimated 69,000 Iowans have Alzheimer’s 7 disease, and as many as 4 percent of those are 8 individuals under age 65 who have younger-onset 9 Alzheimer’s disease; and 10 WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading 11 cause of death in Iowa; and 12 WHEREAS, this eventually fatal disease is a serious 13 and growing threat to the health of Iowa; and 14 WHEREAS, the human cost of Alzheimer’s disease in 15 Iowa is staggering —— more than 131,000 caregivers 16 provided over 150,000 hours of unpaid care in 2010; and 17 WHEREAS, the annual cost to our country in total 18 payments for health care, long-term care, and hospice 19 for people with Alzheimer’s disease was $183 billion in 20 2010; NOW THEREFORE, 21 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 22 That the House of Representatives, in recognition of 23 the individuals, families, friends, and caregivers 24 dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and the researchers 25 who are seeking a cause or cure, recognizes and honors 26 the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association to educate 27 Iowans, raise funds, and promote awareness to fight 28 -1- LSB 6066HH (2) 84 jr/nh 1/ 2
H.R. 118 Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, thereby 1 improving the quality of life for those living with 2 Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. 3 -2- LSB 6066HH (2) 84 jr/nh 2/ 2