Manny Najera had seen the effects of Alzheimer’s firsthand when he was caring for his aging mother, who suffered from the disease.
When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year at age 75, Najera wasn’t surprised.
“I was at a different plateau than your usual person who was told you have Alzheimer’s,” he said.
As a former Texas state legislator, he knew from whence he spoke to those attending an all-day Health Policy Academy on Alzheimer’s disease Wednesday. He believes it’s important for policymakers...