Ex-Kansas congressman testifies about Alzheimer's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas congressman Dennis Moore asked a U.S. Senate subcommittee to increase funding for support of Alzheimer's research and people like him who are afflicted with the disease.

Moore resigned from the House of Representatives in 2010 and was diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease in 2011. On Wednesday, he told members of the subcommittee that more federal funding to research Alzheimer's and support those who have it should be a bipartisan goal.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1koavpV ) that Moore says he is coping with the symptoms of Alzheimer's by taking medication and exercising daily. He says the disease also takes a financial toll on those who suffer from it.

A former district attorney, the 68-year-old Moore served six terms as a Democrat representing Kansas' 3rd District.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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