House of Representatives passes Khan’s resolution on Alzheimer’s awareness
State Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., reaffirmed his dedication to older adults and their caregivers and families this week with his bipartisan resolution dedicating June 2023 as “Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.”
Khan’s resolution passed the Pennsylvania House on a vote of 202-1 late Tuesday.
“Our older adult population is growing rapidly, and we need to ensure we support these neighbors and their families, including those with Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.” Khan said.
Khan’s resolution was a call to action that critical scientific research must be funded to support people living with Alzheimer’s and their families.
“Like we did when we set a goal to put a human on the moon in a decade, our nation can set a target to cure Alzheimer’s disease -- and achieve it,” Khan said.
Khan hosted a news conference in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday morning to commemorate the passage of the resolution and fighting the darkness of Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, which was the longest day of the year.
Khan was joined by representatives from the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Research and Development Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elders, and the family caregiver of a person who died from Alzheimer’s disease.
The resolution was initially approved by the House Health Committee unanimously on June 5.
ATTENTION EDITORS: A video of the press conference can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/m79fNaS_Rhg