Alzheimers Advocates Make Voice Heard In Jefferson City

Springfield News Leader –¬†Draped in purple ribbons and wearing shades of violet and lavender, Alzheimer’s advocates filled the broad Capitol halls Wednesday to remind lawmakers that people with the degenerative cognitive disease need help and to call for the restoration of cuts made by Gov. Eric Greitens.

This “Memory Day” drew about 150 advocates¬†who went from office to office before holding an event in the building’s rotunda aimed at restoring what is known as respite funding.

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, whose father died from Alzheimer’s, also spoke at the event, and he encouraged the audience members and thanked them for their work.


Comments are closed.

  • Announcements

  • Your Opinion Counts!

    The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected me in the following ways: (Choose all that apply)

    • Has affected by ability to interact socially with friends and family (26%, 149 Votes)
    • Has affected my overall quality of life (23%, 128 Votes)
    • Has affected my ability to accomplish daily tasks like shopping or personal services (20%, 112 Votes)
    • Has affected my income or personal wealth (16%, 91 Votes)
    • Has affected my personal health and access to healthcare (15%, 86 Votes)

    Total Voters: 167

    Loading ... Loading ...