Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

nc-stampSB 305 – Raise Awareness about Alzheimer’s and Dementias

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Gladys Robinson (D – Guilford), Sen. Chad Barefoot (R – Wake), Sen. Jay Chadhuri (D- Wake)

HB 422 – Raise Awareness about Alzheimer’s and Dementias

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Greg Murphy (R – Pitt), Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery), Rep. Beverly Boswell (R – Dare)

This bill was filed jointly in the House and Senate.

This bill would appropriate $300,000 from the General Fund for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and $200,000 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, to implement recommendations of the task force on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Specifically, these funds would be allocated to the Center of Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health at NC A&T State University to be used for the following purposes:

  • Develop evidence-based workshops, support groups and conferences designed to improve awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in 20 counties in NC with the highest number of low income families;
  • Develop a comprehensive caregiver toolkit to assist families caring for a loved one;
  • Implement a “Connect the Family” project to increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, and inform the community about resources available to assist families caring for a loved one with this disease; and
  • Conduct a statewide caregiver’s education conference to share up-to-date information on research and introduce the caregiver toolkit.

This bill was referred to the House Health Committee on 3.22.2017.

This bill was heard in the House Health Committee on 4.5.2017. The bill received a favorable report, and will now move to the House Appropriations Committee.


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