National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2015, 67617-67618 [2015-28036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Presidential Documents 67617 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9355 of October 28, 2015 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, people with Alzheimer’s disease experience devastating physical and emotional challenges, as the abilities to remember, learn, and think worsen over time—and their loved ones face challenges right alongside them. Although Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is often misunderstood, and misperceptions about the disease can isolate and stigmatize people with dementia and their families. This month, and every month, we stand with the more than 5 million people in the United States who live with Alzheimer’s and with the caregivers who help them age with dignity. The Federal Government is the leading funder of Alzheimer’s research, and together with the scientific community, patient advocates, and advocacy groups, we are supporting a broad portfolio of research as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease—which maps concrete goals toward the prevention and effective treatment of Alzheimer’s by 2025. With the expansion and innovation of research initiatives, we are gaining new insight on how to delay, treat, and prevent this disease. We are also continuing to make investments in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which will advance our understanding of the most intricate aspects of the human mind to address diseases that affect the brain. And earlier this year, I announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort aimed at bringing us closer to a cure for diseases like Alzheimer’s by accelerating biomedical discoveries and providing clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select treatments that will work best for individual patients. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS As some of the brightest minds in our Nation and across the world work toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, we must also focus time and resources on finding better ways to support the family caregivers who selflessly give of themselves each day. Caregivers around America show incredible devotion to those they look after, and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s can have profound effects on one’s emotional, financial, and physical wellbeing. As they work to promote the health of others, their dedication and compassion remind us that we are all our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and we must show the same level of support for caregivers as they show their loved ones with dementia. To learn more about what the Federal Government is doing to support research and programs for families and caregivers, visit www.Alzheimers.gov. This November, let us focus our Nation’s attention on the challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease, which families across America courageously face every day. As we continue our work to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and forge a future free from it, let us lift up the lives of those living with it, and let us do all we can to honor those it has taken from us too soon. 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 2015 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD1.SGM 02NOD1 67618 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Presidential Documents of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and support the individuals living with this disease and their caregivers. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–28036 Filed 10–30–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD1.SGM 02NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / 
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                Proclamation 9355 of October 28, 2015

                
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 
                2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, people with Alzheimer's disease experience 
                devastating physical and emotional challenges, as the 
                abilities to remember, learn, and think worsen over 
                time--and their loved ones face challenges right 
                alongside them. Although Alzheimer's is the most common 
                form of dementia, it is often misunderstood, and 
                misperceptions about the disease can isolate and 
                stigmatize people with dementia and their families. 
                This month, and every month, we stand with the more 
                than 5 million people in the United States who live 
                with Alzheimer's and with the caregivers who help them 
                age with dignity.

                The Federal Government is the leading funder of 
                Alzheimer's research, and together with the scientific 
                community, patient advocates, and advocacy groups, we 
                are supporting a broad portfolio of research as part of 
                the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease--which 
                maps concrete goals toward the prevention and effective 
                treatment of Alzheimer's by 2025. With the expansion 
                and innovation of research initiatives, we are gaining 
                new insight on how to delay, treat, and prevent this 
                disease. We are also continuing to make investments in 
                the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative 
                Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which will 
                advance our understanding of the most intricate aspects 
                of the human mind to address diseases that affect the 
                brain. And earlier this year, I announced a new 
                Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort aimed at 
                bringing us closer to a cure for diseases like 
                Alzheimer's by accelerating biomedical discoveries and 
                providing clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and 
                therapies to select treatments that will work best for 
                individual patients.

                As some of the brightest minds in our Nation and across 
                the world work toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's, 
                we must also focus time and resources on finding better 
                ways to support the family caregivers who selflessly 
                give of themselves each day. Caregivers around America 
                show incredible devotion to those they look after, and 
                caring for a person with Alzheimer's can have profound 
                effects on one's emotional, financial, and physical 
                well-being. As they work to promote the health of 
                others, their dedication and compassion remind us that 
                we are all our brothers' and sisters' keepers, and we 
                must show the same level of support for caregivers as 
                they show their loved ones with dementia. To learn more 
                about what the Federal Government is doing to support 
                research and programs for families and caregivers, 
                visit www.Alzheimers.gov.

                This November, let us focus our Nation's attention on 
                the challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease, which 
                families across America courageously face every day. As 
                we continue our work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease 
                and forge a future free from it, let us lift up the 
                lives of those living with it, and let us do all we can 
                to honor those it has taken from us too soon.

                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 2015 as 
                National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call 
                upon the people

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                of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer's 
                disease and support the individuals living with this 
                disease and their caregivers.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-28036
Filed 10-30-15; 11:15 am]
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