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Texas senator files bill aimed at addressing Alzheimer's awareness, care

Senate Bill 999 was filed to create a state plan addressing care and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, Texas Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 999 (SB-999) or the "Alzheimer's Awareness and Resource for Care Act." 

The bill creates an inclusive state plan that would direct attention to care, diagnosis and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

"Alzheimer's disease is one of the most serious public health crises facing our aging population," Sen. Campbell said 

Over 400,000 Texans suffer from Alzhiemer's, and Texas is one of few states without a current plan.

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SB-999 requires Texas to develop a plan every five years, which will include the best practices on early detection, risk reduction, training for healthcare professionals and resources for caregivers, according to Sen. Campbell.

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Sen. Campbell represents Senate District 25, which includes all or parts of Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall and Travis counties.

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