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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: The Government's Response. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session (Cold Spring Harbor, NY).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document presents witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine questions surrounding Alzheimer's disease, its treatment, funding for research, legal aspects, and support for families of Alzheimer's victims. Opening statements are included from Congressmen Downey, Mrazek, and Manton. Testimonies are provided by two panels of witnesses. The first panel consists of: (1) Ellen Tolle, president of an Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disabilities Association chapter; (2) Janet Walsh, daughter of an Alzheimer's victim; (3) Edna White, a private nurse for Alzheimer's patients; (4) Shirley Kennedy, the coordinator/supervisor of a senior health and counseling center; (5) Paul Arfin, the executive director of the Community Programs Center of Long Island; (6) Timothy Steffens, the administrator of the Birchwood Nursing Home; and (7) Ira Schneider, an attorney. The second panel of witnesses includes Fritz Henn, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stony Brook University Hospital; Maynard Makman, a professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Richard C. Mohs, assistant director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Paul Helms, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Stony Brook University Hospital's Alzheimer's Disease Program; and Ronald M. Lazar, a neuropsychologist at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn. (NB)
Descriptors: Diseases, Family Problems, Government Role, Hearings, Individual Needs, Mental Disorders, Older Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.