BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota say the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act would authorize the use of grants for public and nonprofit organizations to "expand training and support services that improve caregiver health and delay long-term care facility admissions by keeping loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in their homes longer."

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