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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.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Read on or click one of the links above to see how you can be involved in Alzheimer advocacy right now.

Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Be kept up-to-date on advocacy issues and have the opportunity to participate in grassroots advocacy activities, including Action Alerts! when the Alzheimer's Association needs you to contact your elected officials.

Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

Upcoming events

Advocacy Forum - March 23 - 25, 2015, Washington, D.C.

Please check this site for news, photos and other information about the Forum.

Join us for Walk to End Alzheimer's! 

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Participants will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and the Association's support programs and services, and will join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's.


State and local advocacy

The National Capital Area covers the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and suburban Maryland

Virginia State Alzheimer’s Ambassadors Pilot Project

Virginia State Alzheimer’s Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers selected to serve as the main point of in-district contact for their state senator or state delegate within the Virginia General Assembly.

State Ambassadors play a critical role in helping the Alzheimer’s Association meet its state legislative goals in Virginia. They work directly with Association staff to implement state advocacy activities at the community level. This experience is deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing skills and energy to this important local task will have statewide implications as we work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Please take a few moments to tell us why you are interested in becoming a VA State Alzheimer's Ambassador.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please view the full job description here. [PDF]

Federal advocacy


Contact Us

Please contact our chapter at (703) 359-4440 or 1-800-272-3900. Or email

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