Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act
Throughout the country, our tireless advocates are working hard to ensure critical bills like the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act (P.L. 116-252) are becoming law. Signed into law in December 2020, the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act is helping people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias by ensuring professionals, such as police officers, medical personnel, and prosecutors, have the dementia-specific training they need to better protect these individuals from elder abuse.
Unfortunately, people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia are at heightened risk for experiencing elder abuse — the intentional or negligent act by any person that causes serious harm to an older adult. Thanks to our dedicated advocate network, individuals living with Alzheimer’s now have better protection from elder abuse.
Reach out to our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for additional resources to help navigate Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Be a Champion in the Fight to End Alzheimer’s
Our voices are stronger together. Help AIM advance legislation to improve the lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
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The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s.
The bipartisan Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act would ask the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to test a different payment structure for dementia care management. This important bill has the potential to streamline today’s complicated health care maze for people living with dementia and their caregivers.