Advocate

 

 

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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 people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families 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. 

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

LA State Plan Stakeholders Meeting

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

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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