Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers receive a big win in Alabama House with Silver Alert legislation

The Silver Alert Bill would allow a missing senior citizen alert to be issued for a person who suffers from Alzheimer's or Dementia.

Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and that number is only expected to increase, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

A local group of advocates spent "A Day on the Hill" in Montgomery pushing for a new Alzheimer's Bill.

HB 427, or the Silver Alert Bill did pass in the house and now heads to the senate. The bill lays out guidelines for when it comes to finding a missing person with the disease.

"We were going to be living in a little bungalow on the beach somewhere fishing everyday, that was our dream," said Laura Morris.

11-years-ago Laura Morris' husband was diagnosed with early on set dementia.

She has now become her husband's full time caregiver.

"And that's why I fight, because we need help," added Morris.

Morris is a vocal Alzheimer's advocate, involved with the Mid-south chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.



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