Seth Rogan was on the Hill today testifying before the Appropriations Committee about supporting Alzheimer’s research. He tweeted a pretty powerful photo of the empty seats (only two Senators showed up) demonstrating how much Congress ignores the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their families.
I so appreciate his effort and his statement:
I came here today for a few reasons:
1) I’m a huge House of Cards fan.
2) People need more help. I’ve personally seen the massive amount of financial strain this disease causes. If the American people ever decide to reject general is driven comedy, I will never be able to afford it. Therefore, I can’t begin to imagine how people with more limited incomes are dealing with this. As you’ve also heard, AD and dementia is the most costly disease in the US…Americans whisper the word Alzheimer’s because their government whispers the word Alzheimer’s.”
Well said, Mr. Rogan.