Sen. Shane Reeves of Murfreesboro to Address Respite Care for Alzheimer's Patients

Jan 15, 2022 at 05:30 pm by WGNS

Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) will hold a news conference on Wednesday, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Cordell Hull to speak about SB 1749/HB 1686, the Colonel Thomas G. Bowden Memorial Act. The bill would create a three-year pilot program called the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Respite Care Program to provide respite care services for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The bill is named in memoriam of Retired Colonel Thomas G. Bowden, a Tullahoma native who dedicated 26 years of service to the United States Army and received the Distinguished Service Medal, among other awards. Colonel Bowden lost his life to Alzheimer’s at age 68. This act serves as testament to Colonel Bowden’s life as well as a tribute to the loving care provided by his wife of 46 years, Barbara.

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DETAILS of Upcoming Press Conference

WHAT:   Press conference regarding the Colonel Thomas G. Bowden Memorial Act.

WHO:   Sen. Shane Reeves, Rep. Ryan Williams, Barbara Bowden, and Dawne Bunn, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Tennessee.

WHEN:  Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  425 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville TN. 37243




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