Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky participated in the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter Lobby Day at the State Capitol Wednesday. Bolinsky, who personally serves as a caregiver, says this disease should not be viewed as a political matter. He called it a public health priority to find ways to ensure adequate funding for accessible support systems.
Bolinsky says the statewide Respite Care Program is resource for families to create contingent care plans and also offers services for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related dementias. He is advocating for the full restoration of funding in the upcoming budget.
More information on the Respite Care Program can be found by calling the State Department of Aging at 1-866-218-6631.