Jay Reinstein, an Alliance for Aging Research Board Member and tireless champion for Alzheimer’s research, was honored this week with the 2023 Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) Advocate of the Year Award, at the National Alzheimer’s Dinner in Washington, DC.
Reinstein was working as an assistant city manager in Fayetteville, NC when he was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at age 57. He has used his diagnosis to give a voice to patients and families battling Alzheimer’s. Reinstein also serves the Alzheimer’s Association in several different capacities.
Earlier in the day, staff from the Alliance were honored to wear some purple and support the Alzheimer’s Association Rally in Lafayette Square in front of the White House. The event drew an estimated 900 people representing all 50 states on Monday afternoon. We caught up with Reinstein and joined in the efforts to draw attention to the need for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover FDA-approved treatments proven to slow the rate of cognitive decline among patients in the early stages of the disease.
To take action on this issue, visit AIM’s action page.
Congratulations to the Alzheimer’s Association for a successful rally and event!