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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 173
          Author:   Cooley (D), et al.
          Amended:  6/16/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 6/16/16

           SUBJECT:   Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and The  
                     Longest Day


          SOURCE:    Alzheimer's Association


          DIGEST:          This resolution recognizes the month of June 2016 as  
          Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, recognizes June 21, 2016,  
          as The Longest Day in California, and urges 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.
          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)The month of June 2016 has been declared Alzheimer's and Brain  
            Awareness Month to help spread awareness of this debilitating  
            disease and the need to increase efforts to combat its human  
            and economic costs. 


          2)The summer solstice, June 21, 2016, has been declared The  
            Longest Day, with teams around the world coming together to  
            honor the strength, passion, and endurance of people facing  
            Alzheimer's disease with a day of activity and advocacy.









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          3)Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative brain  
            disorder, tragically robs individuals of their memories and  
            leads to mental and physical impairments.


          4)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.


          5)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.


          6)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.


          This resolution recognizes the month of June 2016 as Alzheimer's  
          and Brain Awareness Month, recognizes June 21, 2016, as The  
          Longest Day in California, and urges 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.


          Related/Prior Legislation


          ACR 80 (Gallagher, Resolution Chapter 119, Statutes of 2015)  
          recognized June 2015 as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month,  
          and June 21, 2015, as The Longest Day in California, and urged  
          all residents to wear purple on that day to help spread global  
          awareness of the Alzheimer's Association's vision of imagining a  
          world without Alzheimer's disease.








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          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/21/16)


          Alzheimer's Association (source)
          California State Retirees


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/21/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          6/22/16 15:15:25


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