Texas (Big 2/FOX 24 News) – The Alzheimer’s Association is hoping lawmakers step up to help during this pandemic.

Around 400,000 Texans have Alzheimer’s. Texas ranks 4th in the country in the number of cases and 2nd in deaths.

Those involved in the nonprofit want lawmakers to include funding in the next Coronavirus relief package.

They say that money would go to help stop the abuse of Alzheimer’s Patients.

“The Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act would require the Department of Justice to develop Dementia training, for those professionals to help them understand the symptoms and behaviors of Alzheimer’s and, therefore, better protect them from abuse,” said Sydney Thomas, Alzheimer’s Association.

This issue hits close to home for Thomas, who’s grandfather had Dementia.

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