Advocate

 

 

 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. 

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 krose@alz.org or (504) 613.6505 ext. 8037, for additional information. 

Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's disease is a triple threat: (1) enormous cost, (2) soaring prevalence, and (3) lack of treatment. Join us in June to amplify awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Help turn the world purple to support all those facing Alzheimer's by taking the Purple Pledge: alz.org/purplepledge.

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!

  • Alexandria Sept. 12 Kent State Plantation
  • Baton Rouge Sept. 12 Forest Park (BREC)
  • Bayou Area Sept. 26 Nicholls State University
  • Mandeville Oct. 3 Fontainebleau State Park
  • Tangipahoa Oct. 10 Ponchatoula Recreation Park
  • Shreveport Oct. 17 Louisiana Boardwalk
  • Lake Charles Oct. 31 Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater
  • Lafayette Nov. 14 Blackham Coliseum
  • Monroe Nov. 14 Forsythe Park
  • New Orleans Nov. 14 LaSalle Park

Blondes vs. Brunettes

  • Baton Rouge June 6 BREC Olympia Stadium

 

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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