Dr. Paulson testifies about Alzheimer’s in Washington, D.C.

July 14, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Dr. Paulson, left, shakes hands with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in Washington, D.C.

The director of the UMHS Alzheimer’s Disease Center was in Washington, D.C. this week to share his personal experience treating patients and helping caregivers manage the burden of dementia with U.S. senators.

Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., testified at the U.S. Senate finance committee’s subcommittee on health care on Wednesday. He joined Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to support the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act, a bill that would increase access to information on care and support for newly diagnosed individuals and their families.

“As a doctor, I’ve seen the deep fear, anxiety and uncertainty that can accompany this diagnosis,” Dr. Paulson testified. He discussed the difficulties for patients and caregivers.

Catch up on the chatter regarding Dr. Paulson’s visit here.

You can also watch the full hearing online. Programming note: Hearing begins 35:50 into the recording.

Website: https://storify.com/UMHealthSystem/alzheimer-s-disease-the-struggle-for-families-a-lo-5786a5ae6fbb476016df4240