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Ex-lawmaker returns to Congress for personal testimony on Alzheimer’s

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WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Dennis Moore retired from the House of Representatives, discouraged by relentless partisan bickering.

The former Kansas congressman returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge his old colleagues on both sides of the aisle to invest in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease from which he suffers.

Moore, 68, told a Senate health appropriations subcommittee about the loss of his father to Alzheimer’s, and his own diagnosis in 2011.

“I had become…

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