SD Alzheimer’s Association Rallies For Access To Treatments

(Sioux Falls, SD) — The South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association is rallying for better access to treatments. Several people impacted by the disease gathered at Fawick Park in Sioux Falls on Sunday afternoon. There are few FDA-approved treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Those are currently not covered by Medicare, preventing treatment for patients even if it has been prescribed by their doctor. The Alzheimer’s Association has called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to allow full and unrestricted coverage of those treatments. Several attorney generals and state senators, including Mike Rounds, have voiced their concerns with CMS’ decision to limit access last April.

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