What is an advocate?
Advocates raise awareness about Alzheimer's and urge the government to make real policy change in support of research funding and care.
As an advocate you will:
- Generate action from our elected officials
- Stay informed of the latest policy and legislative issues
- Elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause
If you joined us at the Massachusetts Statehouse April 22, 2015 for Advocacy Action Day, thank you!
We met with state legislators to tell them about our legislative priorities:
- Alzheimer's Public Awareness and Education (Amendment #660 to H.3400)
This amendment would include $200,000 for a public awareness campaign about the Early Warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, access to patient series, and the important of family caregiver support and education.
Sponsor: Rep. Denise Garllick
- Alzheimer's Training for Elder Protective Services Social Workers (S.360 H.516)
Elders with Alzheimer's and dementia are at greater risk for neglect and abuse—financial, physical and emotional. This bill would establish regulations for minimum training standards for elder protective services social workers. The bill extends training to these workers who are on the front line of protecting the most volunterable elders. This legislation is the result of recommendations from the Elder Protective Services Special Commission Report, which identified a number of ways to improve elder protective services in Massachusettts.
Sponsors: Sen. Patricia Jehlen, Rep. Paul Brodeur
- Massachusetts Alzheimer's Project Act (S.1196 H.2057)
There are more than 120,000 people in our state iwth Alzheimer's disease, and that number is growing. On the current trajectory, Massachusetts will see a 25 percent increase in the number of people with Alzheimer's disease over the next decade, with an estimated 150,000 people having Alzheimer's by 2015. This bill would create an office for Alzheimer's disease at EOHHS to coordinate government efforts and ensure that appropriate resources are maximized and leveraged.
Sponsors: Sen. Michael Moore, Rep. John Scibak.
New Hampshire Updates
We also have leglislative activities planned for New Hampshire. Check back later for more information.
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