Advocating for Alzheimer’s patients means pushing for a change to Medicare coverage

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Christine Nelson really enjoyed her time at the Alzheimer’s Forum in Washington D.C. in March. She’s the Alzheimer’s Ambassador for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

“There were over 900 fellow ambassadors and advocates there,” she shared.

This year they had a rally in front of the White House. They are pushing the Biden Administration to make a change when it comes to coverage for medication.

In April last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued a decision that blocks Medicare coverage of certain FDA approved treatments. The Alzheimer’s Association says that prevents people who could benefit from treatments today from receiving them even if their doctor prescribes them.

Nelson is urging people to write their lawmakers, and ask for action. “We don’t have time to wait,” she shared.