National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2011, 68615-68616 [2011-28840]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents 68615 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8745 of November 1, 2011 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For millions of Americans, the heartbreak of watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease is a pain they know all too well. Alzheimer’s disease burdens an increasing number of our Nation’s elders and their families, and it is essential that we confront the challenge it poses to our public health. During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we stand united in our commitment to improve care for Alzheimer’s patients, identify new therapies for the disease, and support all those whose lives have been touched by this tragic ailment. As we confront the challenges of supporting an aging population, my Administration is dedicated to advancing research that brings us closer to understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease. In January, I signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which calls for an aggressive and coordinated national strategy to enable earlier diagnosis of the disease, improve strategies for long-term care, and accelerate the search for a cure by promoting collaboration among researchers. The Act also establishes an Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, which brings together some of our Nation’s foremost experts on Alzheimer’s disease to ensure our efforts do the most good for patients and their families. My Administration, in collaboration with a variety of private and public partners, is making headway in the fight to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. Research funded by the National Institutes of Health has identified genetic markers that may indicate increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s, and researchers across our Nation and around the world continue to shed new light on the disease. These discoveries bring us closer than ever to lifting the immense physical, emotional, and financial burdens that Alzheimer’s disease imposes upon aging Americans and their families. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with FRD2 This month, we remember the Americans we have lost to Alzheimer’s disease, and we stand with the individuals and families who have felt the pain and sorrow brought in its wake. In light of their hardship, let us make every effort to support the families, caregivers, medical professionals, and researchers who improve the lives of those affected by this disease. We join them in looking toward a future free of Alzheimer’s disease, and we recommit to making that vision a reality. 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 2011 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and to offer their support to the individuals living with this disease and to their caregivers. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD2.SGM 04NOD2 68616 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–28840 Filed 11–3–11; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD2.SGM 04NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with FRD2 Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 214 (Friday, November 4, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68615-68616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28840]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8745 of November 1, 2011

                
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 
                2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For millions of Americans, the heartbreak of watching a 
                loved one struggle with Alzheimer's disease is a pain 
                they know all too well. Alzheimer's disease burdens an 
                increasing number of our Nation's elders and their 
                families, and it is essential that we confront the 
                challenge it poses to our public health. During 
                National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we stand 
                united in our commitment to improve care for 
                Alzheimer's patients, identify new therapies for the 
                disease, and support all those whose lives have been 
                touched by this tragic ailment.

                As we confront the challenges of supporting an aging 
                population, my Administration is dedicated to advancing 
                research that brings us closer to understanding and 
                treating Alzheimer's disease. In January, I signed the 
                National Alzheimer's Project Act, which calls for an 
                aggressive and coordinated national strategy to enable 
                earlier diagnosis of the disease, improve strategies 
                for long-term care, and accelerate the search for a 
                cure by promoting collaboration among researchers. The 
                Act also establishes an Advisory Council on Alzheimer's 
                Research, Care, and Services, which brings together 
                some of our Nation's foremost experts on Alzheimer's 
                disease to ensure our efforts do the most good for 
                patients and their families.

                My Administration, in collaboration with a variety of 
                private and public partners, is making headway in the 
                fight to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. Research funded 
                by the National Institutes of Health has identified 
                genetic markers that may indicate increased risk of 
                developing Alzheimer's, and researchers across our 
                Nation and around the world continue to shed new light 
                on the disease. These discoveries bring us closer than 
                ever to lifting the immense physical, emotional, and 
                financial burdens that Alzheimer's disease imposes upon 
                aging Americans and their families.

                This month, we remember the Americans we have lost to 
                Alzheimer's disease, and we stand with the individuals 
                and families who have felt the pain and sorrow brought 
                in its wake. In light of their hardship, let us make 
                every effort to support the families, caregivers, 
                medical professionals, and researchers who improve the 
                lives of those affected by this disease. We join them 
                in looking toward a future free of Alzheimer's disease, 
                and we recommit to making that vision a reality.

                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 2011 as 
                National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call 
                upon the people of the United States to learn more 
                about Alzheimer's disease and to offer their support to 
                the individuals living with this disease and to their 
                caregivers.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2011-28840
Filed 11-3-11; 11:15 am]
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