GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — We bring you an update on the $200,000 federal grant to help fight Alzheimer’s disease that will be given to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) at the end of September.
The grant will be used to build a clearer picture of the disease, which means the money will be used for early diagnosis and prevention. It will also be used to better understand the long term effects of Alzheimer’s. In addition, the funds will support the caregivers, and there will be an educational component. The education component will focus on informing everyone about brain health.
That being said, Tara Trujillo from CDPHE says, “it’s okay to tell your doctor, ‘I’m not quite feeling well,’ or ‘I have some changes in my memory,’ and for the doctor to then have the answers to provide some comfort and good advice on what to do.”
The CDPHE originally asked for $300,000. They are now working with the CDC to allocate the grant they received to other organizations in the state that work to fight Alzheimer’s.