J1665

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2019, as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J1665



Senate Resolution No. 1665

BY: Senator MAY

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
June 2019, as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2019, as
Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, There are more than 5.8 million people living with
Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the United States, 400,000 of whom
are New York State residents; and

WHEREAS, It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80
percent of all dementia cases; and

WHEREAS, Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops
Alzheimer's, which could result in an estimated 460,000 New Yorkers
living with the disease by 2025; and

WHEREAS, Alzheimer's kills more people than breast and prostate
cancer combined; and

WHEREAS, The total cost of caring for those in the United States
with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is estimated at 290 billion
dollars in 2018; and

WHEREAS, Average per-person Medicare spending for seniors with
Alzheimer's is almost three times higher than average per-person
spending for all other seniors; under Medicaid, spending is, on average,
23 times higher; and

WHEREAS, Informal caregivers spend an average of 5,000 dollars of
personal funds per year caring for someone in their family living with
Alzheimer's; and

WHEREAS, Caregivers provide approximately 18.5 billion unpaid hours
of care, of which New York caregivers account for 1.2 billion hours,
valued over 14 billion dollars, to their loved ones that are living with
Alzheimer's disease; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2019, as
Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be
it further


RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 23 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / May / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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