National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2013, 66611-66612 [2013-26670]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents 66611 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9050 of October 31, 2013 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly erodes precious memories, thinking skills, and the ability to perform simple tasks. It affects millions of Americans, including senior citizens as well as younger Americans with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This month, we stand with everyone confronting the painful reality of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis; lend our support to the families who care for them; and renew our commitment to delaying, preventing, and ultimately curing this disease. In research labs across our country and around the world, scientists are working to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s disease. My Administration proudly supports this promising research. Earlier this year, I proposed the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which aims to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. By mapping the brain, we hope to better comprehend the causes of disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and enhance our work on improving treatment. In September, the National Institutes of Health announced support for innovative new studies to help find effective interventions for this devastating degenerative brain disease. And my Administration also remains committed to implementing the first-ever National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which lays out a roadmap to preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Working together with scientists, patient advocates, and those living with this disease, we can give a sense of hope to millions of families, patients, and caregivers. For resources and information on living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, please visit www.Alzheimers.gov. As we offer our support to Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, we also recognize those who care and provide for them, sharing their loved ones’ emotional, physical, and financial strains. This month, we honor their compassion, remember those we have lost, and press toward the next great scientific breakthrough. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 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 2013 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and support the individuals living with this disease and their caregivers. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:41 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD3.SGM 05NOD3 66612 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–26670 Filed 11–4–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:41 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD3.SGM 05NOD3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F4

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[FR Doc No: 2013-26670]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9050 of October 31, 2013

                
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 
                2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible and progressive 
                brain disease that slowly erodes precious memories, 
                thinking skills, and the ability to perform simple 
                tasks. It affects millions of Americans, including 
                senior citizens as well as younger Americans with 
                early-onset Alzheimer's disease. This month, we stand 
                with everyone confronting the painful reality of an 
                Alzheimer's diagnosis; lend our support to the families 
                who care for them; and renew our commitment to 
                delaying, preventing, and ultimately curing this 
                disease.

                In research labs across our country and around the 
                world, scientists are working to unlock the answers to 
                Alzheimer's disease. My Administration proudly supports 
                this promising research. Earlier this year, I proposed 
                the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative 
                Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which aims to 
                revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. By 
                mapping the brain, we hope to better comprehend the 
                causes of disorders like Alzheimer's disease and 
                enhance our work on improving treatment. In September, 
                the National Institutes of Health announced support for 
                innovative new studies to help find effective 
                interventions for this devastating degenerative brain 
                disease. And my Administration also remains committed 
                to implementing the first-ever National Plan to Address 
                Alzheimer's Disease, which lays out a roadmap to 
                preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's disease 
                by 2025.

                Working together with scientists, patient advocates, 
                and those living with this disease, we can give a sense 
                of hope to millions of families, patients, and 
                caregivers. For resources and information on living 
                with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, 
                please visit www.Alzheimers.gov.

                As we offer our support to Americans with Alzheimer's 
                disease, we also recognize those who care and provide 
                for them, sharing their loved ones' emotional, 
                physical, and financial strains. This month, we honor 
                their compassion, remember those we have lost, and 
                press toward the next great scientific breakthrough.

                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 2013 as 
                National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call 
                upon the people of the United States to learn more 
                about Alzheimer's disease and support the individuals 
                living with this disease and their caregivers.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-26670
Filed 11-4-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4