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.

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