Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and met with doctors, specialists and advocates who are on the front lines of brain health research. In addition to meeting with faculty and staff, Senator Cortez Masto discussed her legislative efforts, including the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act which was signed into law in 2018, to improve treatment options and support services for patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
“The doctors and staff at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are doing vital work to improve treatment options and prognoses for those with cognitive disorders, while also offering essential support and education services to family members and caregivers. I know how the diagnosis of a brain disease like Alzheimer’s can disrupt lives and affect entire families, and I’m incredibly grateful for the resources the Lou Ruvo Center provides to the Las Vegas area. I’ll continue working to ensure Washington is doing its part to fund and promote cognitive disease prevention, treatment and awareness.”
In November of 2017, Senator Cortez Masto introduced the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. This bipartisan legislation, which was signed into law in 2018, creates a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health. Senator Cortez Masto is also the cosponsor of the Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act to increase awareness among health care providers and utilization among patients and caregivers of individual care planning resources – a critical new Medicare benefit.