Join the Cause
As Alzheimer's disease threatens to bankrupt families, businesses and our healthcare system, scientists are coming closer to finding better treatments that could drastically alter the course of the disease.
Now is the time to join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade Congress to increase funding for research.
Become an advocate and you will:
- Generate action from our elected officials by making calls and writing letters or emails.
- Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
- Help elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause.
Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.
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.
- Missouri State Alzheimer's Task Force Report Released -
The Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force has finished their first task and issued a report on the current state and future needs of individuals with Alzheimer's and their families. View the report >>
History of the Missouri State Alzheimer's Plan Taskforce
The taskforce will assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementia on residents in Missouri and examine existing services and resources for persons with dementia, their families, and caregivers.
After developing recommendations to respond to this escalating public health situation, a report of findings and recommendations will be submitted to the general assembly and governor in the form of a state plan by November 2010.
- Memory Day in Missouri
March 1, 2011
Jefferson City at the Missouri State Capital Building
As Missouri faces a tough economic year, funding for state services and programs are threatened, and Alzheimer’s Service Grants are no exception. In 2009 alone, the Alzheimer’s Association in Missouri served more than 50,000 individuals using Alzheimer’s Services Grants. Please join us and help fight for the support our families need.
Registration required for all participants >>
- Alzheimer's Association Action Summit
May 15-17, 2011
Check out event information and photos
Elected officials need to pass legislation that will ensure better outcomes for people with the disease and their loved ones. Come to the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC in 2011 — so they can hear this from you.
As Missouri faces a tough economic year, funding for state services and programs are threatened, and Alzheimer’s Service Grants are no exception.
Alzheimer’s Service Grants have enabled the Alzheimer’s Association to help both individuals with the disease and their families through:
- Outreach to individuals with early memory loss
- Respite assistance for families
- MedicAlert® + Safe Return® program to protect individuals with dementia who may wander and become lost
- One-on-one care consultation to help individuals and families assess their needs and plan for the future
- Outreach programs to better assist individuals in underserved communities
In 2008 alone, the Alzheimer’s Association in Missouri served more than 50,000 individuals using Alzheimer’s Services Grants. If you’ve participated in one of these programs, Alzheimer’s Service Grants have affected you. Stay tuned for updates on actions you can take to MOVE this cause!