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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING


          ACR  
          173 (Cooley)


          As Introduced  April 19, 2016


          Majority vote


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          |Committee       |Votes|Ayes                  |Noes                |
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          |----------------+-----+----------------------+--------------------|
          |Rules           |10-0 |Gordon, Chang,        |                    |
          |                |     |Brough, Cooley,       |                    |
          |                |     |Gomez, Holden, Jones, |                    |
          |                |     |Quirk, Rodriguez,     |                    |
          |                |     |Waldron               |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
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          SUMMARY:  Recognizes June 2016 as Alzheimer's and Brain  
          Awareness Month, and June 21, 2016, as The Longest Day in  
          California, and would urge all residents to wear purple on this  
          day to help spread global awareness of the Alzheimer's  
          Association's vision of imagining a world without Alzheimer's  
          disease.  Specifically, this resolution makes the following  
          legislative findings:


          1)Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative brain  








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            disorder, tragically robs individuals of their memories and  
            leads to mental and physical impairments and is the fifth  
            leading cause of death in California.


          2)California has more residents living with Alzheimer's disease  
            than any other state in the nation and the state's population  
            is projected to grow by 38% in the next decade reaching  
            840,000 individuals affected by 2025.


          3)California's Medi-Cal program this year will spend over $3.3  
            billion on skilled nursing care and home and community-based  
            supports for beneficiaries living with Alzheimer's disease,  
            quickly climbing to $5 billion in Medi-Cal spending within 10  
            years.


          4)Individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and their  
            caregivers need acknowledgment, support, and services to meet  
            their needs over the lengthy progression of Alzheimer's  
            disease and related dementias.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  None




          Analysis Prepared by:                                             
                          Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800  FN:  
          0003047















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