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File #: 55656    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 21, 2019 as The Longest Day.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Enactment date: 6/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00430
Title: Recognizing June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 21, 2019 as The Longest Day.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Avra Reddy, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/11/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/4/20191 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Recognizing June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 21, 2019 as The Longest Day.
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WHEREAS, today, there are 50 million people living with Alzheimer’s worldwide, and 5.7 million of those are Americans; and,
WHEREAS, by 2050, someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s every 22 seconds; and,

WHEREAS, there are currently more than 114,000 people with Alzheimer’s living in the state of Wisconsin, over 7,000 of whom are in Dane County with most people cared for by their loved ones or a professional caregiver; and,

WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s disease is 100% fatal and everyone with a brain is at risk of developing the disease and there is no prevention, cure, treatment or event to slow the progression; and,

WHEREAS, while researchers are working hard to find ways to accurately diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, we need to aggressively fund research in order to meet the National Plan to find a cure and treatment by 2025; and,

WHEREAS, currently as many as half of those living with Alzheimer’s disease are not diagnosed and for many of those who are diagnosed, the diagnosis occurs at the late stages of dementia; and,

WHEREAS, in 2017, 16 million family members and friends provided 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias at an economic value of more than $232 billion; and,

WHEREAS, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes June 21st as “The Longest Day” asking people to team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity they love - or an activity loved by those affected - to help end Alzheimer’s and raise awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Common recognizes June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and June 21, 2019 as The Longest Day, and asks residents of Madison to visit to learn more about Al...

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