Advocacy

Become an Advocate for Alzheimer's Today

Do you envision a world with Alzheimer's? Join us in speaking up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

 

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

Massachusetts Updates

On July 30, 2014, the Massachusetts legislature passed the following two bills:

Acute Care Act: The goals of this measure is to develop guidelines that will improve health care delivery for Alzheimer's patients in acute care settings through an advisory commiteee comprised of a wide spectrum of stakeholders in dementia care.

Uniform Adult Guardianship: The measure will reduce stress for families careing for loved ones with Alzheimer's by making it simpler to address legal issues across state lines.


New Hampshire Updates

On August 14, 2014, Governor Hassan signed the New Hampshire measure to create a State Plan to address dementia.

Contact Us

For more information concerning our advocacy efforts, please contact:

Massachusetts   New Hampshire
Austin Hodge
ahodge@alz.org
  Heather Carroll
hcarroll@alz.org 

Federal efforts

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