Friday, June 2, 2023

Senate Recognizes Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day

It was Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day at the Capitol, and appropriately, the Senate Passed SB526, which would include Alzheimer’s disease in existing public health programs.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About 1 in 9 age 65 and older (10.7%) suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Takubo (R-Kanawha) presided over today’s floor session

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow, Feb. 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Afternoon Meetings:

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M

Finance Sub A at 2 p.m. in 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W

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