By Senator Eide

     WHEREAS, Alzheimer's Disease affects 5.2 million people in the United States, and is the sixth leading cause of death among its citizens; and
     WHEREAS, Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease destroying brain cells, and is the most common form of dementia touching both the lives of those with the disease as well as their family and friends; and
     WHEREAS, The Washington Alzheimer's Association was started in 1978 by family and friends who came together for the support of their loved ones affected by this disease; and
     WHEREAS, The Alzheimer's Association envisions a world without Alzheimer's Disease through the advancement of research, provides and enhances care and support for all affected, and reduces the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health; and
     WHEREAS, The Alzheimer's Association has enhanced the lives of millions worldwide and within our own neighborhoods;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate acknowledge and honor the Alzheimer's Association, whose resilience, kindness, and determination enrich the lives of hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's patients and their loved ones around the state, and has helped contribute to the betterment and well-being of Washington state.

I, Thomas Hoemann, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8625,
adopted by the Senate
February 10, 2009

Secretary of the Senate