Advocate for those living in Michigan with Alzheimer's or another dementia
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The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to become an Alzheimer's 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.

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The HOPE for Alzheimer's Act 

Michigan Alzheimer’s Care and Support Pilot Program

Michigan has the potential to demonstrate incredible savings by investing in a pilot program called the Michigan Alzheimer’s Care and Support Pilot Program. By investing $150,000 in the Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Chapters, social workers in three counties – Monroe, Macomb and St. Joseph, will be able to provide comprehensive care and support for approximately 250 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.  Services include a 24/7 Helpline, regular care consultation and follow up with trained professionals, community support groups and caregiver training.

  • PLEASE ASK YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR to support the Michigan resident's faced with Alzheimer's or dementia by including the Michigan Care and Support Pilot Program in the Michigan Department of Community Health Budget.

What is an advocate?

Alzheimer's 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.

Sign up now to become an advocate, or for more information, please contact us at miadvocacy@alz.org or call 734.475.7043.

Alzheimer's Advocacy Day

More than 70 advocates from across the state gathered at the State Capitol on March 27, 2014, for the Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day. Advocates shared their stories with their State Representatives and Senators and asked for their support through state policies which will assist families faced with this devastating disease. 

State legislators recognized the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center for the research efforts they are making in the fight against Alzheimer's.

If you have questions, please contact Lindsay Bacon, Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapters, Director of Public Policy at lbacon@alz.org

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