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DELEGATE STEVE LANDES RECEIVES RECOGNITION FROM THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

WEYERS CAVE, VA – Delegate R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was recognized today at the Annual Alzheimer’s Association Conference held at James Madison University for his work on behalf of the organization. The Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter is hosting a one-day Alzheimer’s Research Education Program – "What’s New in Alzheimer’s Research: Putting the Pieces Together." Over 100 family and professional caregivers and others who want to learn more including persons with Alzheimer’s disease are in attendance. 

“I am honored to be recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for my work over the past 23 years in the Virginia House of Delegates,” said Landes. “I am a great admirer of the work done by the Association and it has been my pleasure to support the issues and efforts advocated for by them in the House of Delegates. The Association has been a strong and effective voice in providing research, care, and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s and we all look forward to the day when the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s is realized.”

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“Steve has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association over his many years in the Virginia General Assembly to support legislation affecting individuals with Alzheimer's disease,” said Ellen Phipps, CTRS, MSG, and Vice President of Programs & Services for the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter. “Additionally, he has introduced budget amendments to benefit the Association especially in the area of dementia management. Steve knows the devastation of Alzheimer’s as he watched this horrible disease overtake his father. This disease not only impacts its victim but also the family caregiver and all family members.”   

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Visit www.alz.org for additional information.

Landes represents the 25th House District, which includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. Landes is currently serving his twelfth term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit SteveLandes.com for additional information.

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