Letters to the Editor

Letter: Alzheimer’s progress

We’ve made progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s with new FDA-approved treatments, but a heartbreaking, unprecedented, and unjust decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, is blocking access to these treatments. We need your help to get Alzheimer’s treatments covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Every day, more than 2,000 people transition to a more advanced stage of Alzheimer’s where they are no longer eligible for treatment. Please join us in raising our voices to urge CMS to reverse its unjust blocking of these treatments.

The Alzheimer’s Association Alaska Chapter is holding a rally for Alzheimer’s Treatments on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. on the corner of 7th Avenue and F Street. People living with Alzheimer’s are counting on us. Join us — and wear purple!

— Josh Lonn

Board Chair, Alzheimer’s Association of Alaska


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