An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Project

Summary

This legislation establishes the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Project to implement the state plan developed by an Administration Task Force.  The Project will help our state prepare for the impact of the growth in diagnosis predicted by the Centers for Disease Control as well as educate and raise greater awareness about the disease.  Currently in Massachusetts there are approximately 120,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  Massachusetts has an aging population and we must ensure we have a coordinated effort to address the impact on individuals inflicted with this disease, their families, and the support services they utilize.