SENATE MEMORIAL 35
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Michael Padilla and William F. Burt
PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 5, 2020 "ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AWARENESS DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia, is a degenerative, fatal disease of the brain that destroys mental and physical functions; and
WHEREAS, Alzheimer's disease is not a part of the normal aging process; and
WHEREAS, there is no known cure, treatment or prevention for Alzheimer's disease; and
WHEREAS, every sixty-five seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease; and
WHEREAS, an estimated five million eight hundred thousand Americans now live with Alzheimer's disease; and
WHEREAS, as estimated forty-one thousand people in New Mexico are currently living with Alzheimer's disease; and
WHEREAS, by 2025, New Mexico is projected to experience a thirty percent growth rate of people with this devastating disease; and
WHEREAS, by 2025, New Mexico will have an estimated fifty-three thousand residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 5, 2020 be proclaimed "Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day" in the senate to honor the many individuals and their loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and to raise public awareness of this disease; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the governor's office and the secretary of aging and long-term services.
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