Advocates in DC Advocacy Day 2014

Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association Louisiana Chapter invites you to join in the fight against Alzheimer's as an advocate. We are the leading the fight against Alzheimer's, but we cannot make an impact without your help. Speak up for the needs and rights of the 81,000 Louisiana residents with Alzheimer’s disease and their 225,000 caregivers by reaching out to your Louisiana and US Legislators. You can find your local legislators online by clicking here.

Through the efforts of tireless advocates across the United States, the President Obama signed into law H.R. 3547, the FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which contained an unprecedented increase of $122 million for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach, care, and support services. Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

Upcoming Events

For a complete list of our upcoming events, please visit our Events page. 

Advocacy Forum 2015

Together we can make history. Join the Alzheimer's Association and national advocates in Washington, D.C., March 23 - 25 for the 2015 Advocacy Forum. As an attendee at the forum, you will work with other advocates from across the country to urge members of Congress to improve the lives of those living with dementia, and to provide funding to achieve the 2025 goal while there is still time. Registration is now open. Click here for more information. 

2015 Louisiana State Advocacy Day

Join advocates from across Louisiana as we gather at the capitol building in Baton Rouge, DRESSED IN PURPLE, on Wednesday, May 27, to show our elected officials how many Louisianians are impacted by Alzheimer's disease. Please contact Knesha Rose, Associate Director of Programs, at or (504) 613.6505 ext. 8037, for additional information. 

Updating the LA State Plan

Stakeholders Meetings

  • November 5, 2014 - reviewed 2008 State Plan and identified viable priorities based on original recommendations

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Stay tuned for 2015 Walk updates!

  • Alexandira Sept. 12 Kent State Plantation
  • Baton Rouge Sept. 12 Forest Park (BREC)
  • Mandeville Oct. 3 Fontainebleau State Park
  • Monroe Nov. 14 Forsythe Park
  • New Orleans Nov. 7 Lakeshore Drive
  • Shreveport Oct. 17 Louisiana Boardwalk
  • Tangipahoa Oct. 10 Ponchatoula Rec Park

Blondes vs. Brunettes

  • Lafayette March 14 Ascension Episcopal School, Youngsville, LA
  • Baton Rouge June 6 Locatoin TBD


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.

Louisiana advocacy

The Impact of Alzheimer's Disease in Louisiana: A Report of the Louisiana Alzheimer's Disease Task Force

On April 23, 2014, Louisiana staff, volunteers, advocates, and ambassadors met in Baton Rouge for Louisiana State Advocacy Day. The day featured meetings with Ron Henson, First Assistant to the State Treasurer, and Hugh Eley, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Aging and Adult Services. Volunteers and staff received resolutions from House Representative Edward “Ted” James and Senator Mike Walsworth.

Federal advocacy

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association Policy Priorities by visiting our Alzheimer's Advocates Center. Our efforts are driven by the information provided in the yearly Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. 

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