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Please help us make a difference

Become an Ambassador!  

What is an Ambassador?  An Ambassador is connected with his/her  Congressperson throughout the year.  The Ambassador emails, calls and visits the district congressional office several times per year and keeps the Congressperson and their staff up to date on Alzheimer's-related topics, both in theri state and nationally.  This is  an important and FUN job.  It takes about 2 hours a month to be an Ambassador.

We need interested individuals who live in Congressional District 2 in New Hampshire and Congressional District 7 in Massachusetts contact Jen Carter at jcarter@alz.org.  

   Join the cause

Massachusetts and New Hampshire legislation for 2013-2014

Help us continue to MOVE the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Project Act and the Acute Care Act. 

The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Project Act (MAPA)

  • MAPA will create an office for Alzheimer’s disease at EOHHS to coordinate government efforts and ensure that appropriate resources are maximized and leveraged for the 120,000 individuals and their families who live with the challenges of this disease every day.  

Sponsors: Senator M. Moore and Representative Scibak

Acute Care Act

  • The Acute Care Act asks the state legislature to call for an Alzheimer’s and related Dementias in Acute Care Advisory Committee to convene and produce written strategy to ensure acute care settings provide dementia-capable care as of 2015.
  • The state legislature is also held responsible to implementing the strategies outlined in the acute Care Advisory committee report to ensure dementia-capable care in acute care settings.

Sponsors: Senator Jehlen and Representative Canavan

Help us continue to MOVE the New Hampshire State Plan and prepare for the Universal Adult Guardianship Act to be filed next fall.

New Hampshire Alzheimer's Project Act (NHAPA)

The NH State Plan work groups continue to meet.  More then 30 professionals and service providers are working with more than 50 families and care partners to help shape this plan for the Granite state.  We thank Rep. Pat Long for his lead sponsorship of this  process.

Want to help?  Please contact Jennifer Carter in MA and Heather Carroll for NH.

Jennifer Carter at 617.868.6718 x2027 or e-mail jennifer.carter@alz.org.

Heather Carroll at 603.609.6590 or e-mail heather.carroll@alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association 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.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

Advocacy Action in 2013

Please show your support for Alzheimer's disease and our policy efforts in New Hamshire and Massachusetts. 

Write, e-mail or call your Massachusetts or New Hampshire state representative or senator TODAY and ask them to become part of the Alzheimer's Association and a legislative Champion for the Bay State or the Granite State. 


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.
  • Advocate for public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. 

Federal advocacy