FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 June 2022
Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and
Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing June as
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month resolution
encourages Americans to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocate for Alzheimer’s
disease research, and offer their support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other
forms of dementia.
“In this country, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia,” said
Rep. Barragán. “It is critically important that we fight for greater research and awareness
around the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. Many are suffering in silence because there is so much
stigma and lack of culturally appropriate care around having Alzheimer’s. I want every
Alzheimer’s patient, family member, and caregiver to know that you matter. I will never stop
advocating for more investments in Alzheimer’s research and care.”
“We must raise awareness about the daily struggles Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers
face as we strengthen the coalition of those supporting increased federal investment in critical
research to find better treatments and a potential cure,” said Congressman Bilirakis.
“Together we can end this debilitating disease.”
“On behalf of the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 11
million caregivers, we are grateful to Reps. Barragan and Bilirakis for their continued support
and leadership, most recently with the introduction of a resolution to acknowledge June as
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact
Movement (AIM) appreciate their efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia
and advance legislation to improve the lives of Americans impacted by this disease,” said
Robert Egge, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Public Policy Officer and Alzheimer’s Impact
Movement’s (AIM) Executive Director.
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which
includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long
Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and
Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s
Subcommittee on Border Security, and on the House Energy and Commerce Health, Energy, and
Environment & Climate Change Subcommittees.