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LEAD Coalition Urges Congress to Strengthen Alzheimer’s Research Care and Support; Executive Director Warns President’s Budget Blueprint Would Reverse Progress

PR Web | March 23, 2017
The Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease Coalition (LEAD Coalition) stands with all Americans facing life-altering and fatal diseases in opposition to the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint. The proposed budget makes shortsighted decisions that would eviscerate care, services, and hope for the most vulnerable among us…We call upon congressional leaders to move forward with the bipartisan commitment to fund the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.


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Don’t Write Us Off: People with Dementia Press for More Rights – and Respect

STAT News | March 10, 2017
“’There are tens of millions of people around the world with dementia who need our support and compassion,’ said Ian Kremer, executive director of Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease, a public policy coalition. ‘Not enough is being done to promote [their] quality of life. We can do a lot better.'”


Bringing Awareness to Our Communities (Video) 

Dementia Friendly America | December 2016
“Dementia Friendly America has to be for everyone who is touched by dementia, or who may in the future be touched by dementia,” said Ian Kremer, executive director of Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease. “Any community that makes itself any dementia-friendly than it is today, is a stronger community in every way, whether the particular project is in the banking sector, or the faith sector, or the hospital sector, the community grows stronger.”


U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Introduces Bill to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease (Video)

Office of Senator Wicker | September 22, 2015
“This is a hidden disease – it’s shocking with over five million families dealing with dementia of one sort or another,” said Ian Kremer, executive director of Leaders Engaged in Alzheimer’s Disease. “So many families keep this private, keep this hidden, don’t know how to talk about it, and they need examples like Senator Wicker and his colleagues in the House and Senate who take every opportunity to wear their heart on their sleeve and say what their family has gone through.”


Government Shutdown and National Debt (Video) 

C-SPAN | October 16, 2013 
“Dementia costs the American people over $200 billion just for caregiving, and we invest a paltry $500 million in trying to arrest that disease or reverse its tide. It’s a ridiculously small investment, and it’s an investment that sequestration eroded,” said Ian Kremer, executive director of Leaders Engaged in Alzheimer’s Disease.