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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Hails Significant Provisions for Dementia Community in Health Reform Law
Date:3/23/2010

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America issued the following statement on the health reform legislation that was signed into law today by President Obama:  

"The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is extremely pleased that the historic health reform signed into law by President Obama late this morning, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday and the U.S. Senate in December, includes a number of provisions that are especially significant for AFA's constituents—and bode well for improving quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their family caregivers. In particular, we are grateful that the final action addresses many of the practical and financial needs faced daily by this population, speaks to preventative issues and bolsters training of dementia care professionals.

"In sync with our mission of 'caring for the nation,' AFA strongly advocated for these meaningful provisions:

  • Inclusion of 'detection of any cognitive impairment' in the new annual wellness exam for Medicare beneficiaries is a new and much-needed provision for
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