LEAD Coalition urges Congress to boost FY 2021 dementia funding

Today, 196 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to Congress urging that the FY 2021 appropriations bills include substantial increases in funding to strengthen the national response to Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, along with including report language addressing lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read the Senate and House letters.  

LEAD Coalition urges USPSTF to upgrade its draft recommendation on cognitive screenings for people 65 and older

On October 7, 163 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to urge that its recommendation be revised to encourage health care providers to screen older patients for cognitive impairment. Further, the LEAD Coalition wrote that screening should be conducted in health care settings by staff who are […]