While Senators Obama and McCain agree on few things when it comes to overhauling the American health care system, both have acknowledged the importance of a plan that addresses chronic disease—the primary driver of health care costs.
Last week, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor shared personal testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about the burden of Alzheimer’s disease. O’Connor stepped down from the court in 2006 to care for her husband, who has the disease. As many people know, Alzheimer’s is an overwhelming disease-both on a personal level for families and for society.
The Alliance for Aging Research was a winner in the 16th annual National Mature Media Awards Program, receiving a silver award for the Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One workshop kit and a merit award for the 2006 Annual Report.