A bill at the Indiana Capitol, co-authored by local Rep. Ethan Manning and aimed at helping those with dementia, passed the House on Monday and is now headed to the Senate for consideration.

House Bill 1177 would require the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Aging to develop a strategic plan concerning dementia in Indiana and would require the division to submit an annual report to the general assembly concerning the dementia strategic plan and the outcomes of implementing the plan.