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<br />PROCLAMATION <br />Truckee, California <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Today there are 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia, a <br />figure that is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by mid-century if scientists don’t develop <br />a cure or an effective treatment; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, There are currently more than 630,000 people with Alzheimer’s dementia <br />living in the state of California, over 2,600 of whom reside in Nevada County and over 125 of <br />whom reside in Truckee, and additionally another 7,800 caregivers in Nevada County and 375 <br />caregivers in Truckee who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Researchers are making great progress in developing ways to accurately <br />diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, and the federal and state government need to accelerate <br />the pace of that research to develop disease-altering treatment by 2025; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The Alzheimer’s Association is marking June as Alzheimer’s and Brain <br />Awareness Month and-Wednesday, June 21 as The Longest Day, a sunrise-to-sunset day of <br />activity for community members to do what they love in honor of who they love; <br /> <br />Now, therefore, be it proclaimed, by the Mayor of the Town of Truckee that June as <br />Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and June 21, 2017, as “The Longest Day” and <br />encourages Truckee residents affected by Alzheimer’s to reach out early and seek information <br />and assistance to help those afflicted by the disease, visit www.alz.org. <br /> <br />Done this the 13th day of June, 2017. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />__________________________________ <br />Morgan Goodwin, Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />ATTEST: <br /> <br /> <br />___________________________________ <br />Judy Price, MMC, Town Clerk