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Senator Warner is joining the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease.  He joins Senator Susan Collins and Congressmen Ed Markey and Chris Smith. 

The Alzheimer's Task Force works to bring the disease to the forefront of the congressional agenda, and has advocated for increased funding for Alzheimer research at the NIH and improved care for the more than 5 million Americans living with the disease.  

In a statement today, the Alzheimer's Association said they were pleased by Senator Warner's co-chairmanship:

"Warner will contribute his own signifcant knowledge of Alzheimer issues to the Task Force's commendable work in advocating Alzheimer research and awareness."

Senator Warner, who's mother has been diagnosed with the degenerative disease, has spent much of his career helping Virginia's families find the medical resources it needs.  

He founded, a website that provides access to health and aging resources, information, and tools.  He also co-founded the Virginia Health Care Foundation, which has improved access to health care to Virginia’s uninsured and underserved.

Last year, the Alzheimer's Association honored Senator Warner with the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award.