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Letter to the editor: Fight to end Alzheimer's

| Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease, the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. It is imperative that elected officials unite to make Alzheimer's a national priority.

As president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, I am proud of our Alzheimer's congressional teams and advocates in the Pittsburgh area. At recent meetings and town hall events, they have met with congressmen Mike Doyle, Keith Rothfus and Conor Lamb to discuss the staggering impact of Alzheimer's and share their own experiences with this devastating disease.

We implore our members of Congress to be champions in Washington for the nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. During June, Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, please join me in asking Rothfus and Lamb to co-sponsor the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (HR 4256) and recognize Doyle for his continued support as we all stand together in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

Gail Roddie-Hamlin


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