National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2010, 67899-67900 [2010-28062]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Presidential Documents 67899 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8591 of October 29, 2010 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Alzheimer’s disease tragically robs individuals of their memories and leads to progressive mental and physical impairments. This eventually fatal disease represents a serious and growing threat to the health of our Nation, impacting millions of Americans and their families. During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we recommit to improving its detection and treatment, finding a cure, and standing with all whose lives are affected by this terrible disease. As we continue our fight against Alzheimer’s disease, we must seek new ways to prevent, delay, and treat this disease. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we are boosting funding for promising research on risk factors, on improving diagnostic tools and therapies, and in identifying new preventive measures. This year’s landmark Affordable Care Act also makes important progress for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their loved ones and caretakers. This legislation establishes the Cures Acceleration Network, which will advance cutting-edge research, aid in the development of highly needed cures, and reduce barriers between laboratory discoveries and clinical trials for debilitating and life-threatening conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. The Affordable Care Act seeks to improve care by training nursing home workers who care for residents with dementia and establishes the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Program, a new national longterm care insurance option. This legislation also provides Medicare beneficiaries with free annual wellness visits to increase the likelihood of early cognitive impairment detection, allowing patients and families to better plan for care needs. And by 2014, Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other pre-existing conditions will not have to worry about having their insurance coverage discontinued or denied. rfrederick on DSKD9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES The human cost of Alzheimer’s disease is staggering. We can—and must— come together to address this growing health challenge. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is a full-time, non-stop job, and this month, we also honor the compassionate caregivers and medical professionals who provide endless comfort and attention to those facing Alzheimer’s disease. Until we find more effective treatments and a cure, we must continue to support both Alzheimer’s disease research and the caregivers and victims of this devastating disease. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and what they can do to support their families, friends, and neighbors who care for those with the disease. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:51 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD1.SGM 04NOD1 67900 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Presidential Documents Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–28062 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:51 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD1.SGM 04NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rfrederick on DSKD9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Billing code 3195–W1–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 213 (Thursday, November 4, 2010)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75 , No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8591 of October 29, 2010

                
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 
                2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Alzheimer's disease tragically robs individuals of 
                their memories and leads to progressive mental and 
                physical impairments. This eventually fatal disease 
                represents a serious and growing threat to the health 
                of our Nation, impacting millions of Americans and 
                their families. During National Alzheimer's Disease 
                Awareness Month, we recommit to improving its detection 
                and treatment, finding a cure, and standing with all 
                whose lives are affected by this terrible disease.

                As we continue our fight against Alzheimer's disease, 
                we must seek new ways to prevent, delay, and treat this 
                disease. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
                Act, we are boosting funding for promising research on 
                risk factors, on improving diagnostic tools and 
                therapies, and in identifying new preventive measures.

                This year's landmark Affordable Care Act also makes 
                important progress for those living with Alzheimer's 
                disease, as well as their loved ones and caretakers. 
                This legislation establishes the Cures Acceleration 
                Network, which will advance cutting-edge research, aid 
                in the development of highly needed cures, and reduce 
                barriers between laboratory discoveries and clinical 
                trials for debilitating and life-threatening conditions 
                like Alzheimer's disease. The Affordable Care Act seeks 
                to improve care by training nursing home workers who 
                care for residents with dementia and establishes the 
                Community Living Assistance Services and Supports 
                (CLASS) Program, a new national long-term care 
                insurance option. This legislation also provides 
                Medicare beneficiaries with free annual wellness visits 
                to increase the likelihood of early cognitive 
                impairment detection, allowing patients and families to 
                better plan for care needs. And by 2014, Americans 
                living with Alzheimer's disease and other pre-existing 
                conditions will not have to worry about having their 
                insurance coverage discontinued or denied.

                The human cost of Alzheimer's disease is staggering. We 
                can--and must--come together to address this growing 
                health challenge. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's 
                disease is a full-time, non-stop job, and this month, 
                we also honor the compassionate caregivers and medical 
                professionals who provide endless comfort and attention 
                to those facing Alzheimer's disease. Until we find more 
                effective treatments and a cure, we must continue to 
                support both Alzheimer's disease research and the 
                caregivers and victims of this devastating disease.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as 
                National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call 
                upon the people of the United States to learn more 
                about Alzheimer's disease and what they can do to 
                support their families, friends, and neighbors who care 
                for those with the disease.

                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand ten, and of the

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                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and thirty-fifth. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-28062
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