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.
Thanks to all the advocates who participated in the legislative process this 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 2013 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:
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 will meet over the course of the year to develop a statewide plan for addressing and responding to Connecticut’s Alzheimer’s crisis.
The Connecticut legislature acknowledged the growing numbers of residents impacted by the disease, passing the bill unanimously, with 67 co-sponsors. And on June 18, 2013 Governor Malloy signed the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Task Force into law! Please take a moment to thank the Governor for supporting the state plan.
We are growing our Alzheimer's Association Leadership Advocacy Network. To work on legislative initiatives for the next session, please contact Laurie Julian at the Alzheimer’s Association to help. (860) 828-2828 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org.