Join the cause
The Alzheimer’s Association--Connecticut Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
The 2015 Legislative Platform reflects our continued commitment to ensuring Quality of Care for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or other types of cognitive impairment. Consistent with the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, we advocate legislative and policy initiatives to promote dementia awareness, and enhance care and support for all affected throughout the continuum of long-term care.
Thanks to all the advocates who participated in the legislative process last session by testifying at public hearings, making telephone calls or sending letters and e-mails to legislators. Your grassroots advocacy made the difference. Read our 2014 End of Session Report.
What is an advocate?
Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
As an advocate, you will:
>Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
>Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
>Contact legislators to advance public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.
Connecticut is on the Map! The Connecticut Chapter championed the successful passage of a bill that establishes a task force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Comprised of Alzheimer’s experts and policymakers, as well as family and professional caregivers from across the state, the task force met over the course of the year and developed a statewide plan for addressing and responding to Connecticut’s Alzheimer’s crisis.
Connecticut now joins 37 other states that have created state plans to respond to the Alzheimer’s crisis. In addition, thirteen are in the process of developing plans.
We are growing our Alzheimer's Association Leadership Advocacy Network. To work on legislative initiatives for the next session, please contact Jennifer Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 828-2828.
Make your voice heard with our new story bank
We need to hear your story to share with elected officials in your community. Your input will help spread awareness of the struggles people living with the disease face and challenges caregivers and families confront on the frontline daily.