Join the cause
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.
Please call 1-800-687-3813 today and tell Senator Tester that Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive disease facing our nation today and is set to increase like no other unless bold action is taken.
Currently our country spends over $203 billion per year caring for those with Alzheimer’s, with more than two thirds of those costs paid by Medicare and Medicaid. And while those numbers are high, they're expected to skyrocket to $1.2 trillion by 2050.
Despite staggering costs and a growing epidemic, chronic underinvestment continues in Alzheimer’s disease research. Our country invests less than 1% of what we spend for care and support on promising research; the very research that holds the keys to conquering this disease. That just doesn’t make sense.
As an Alzheimer's Association Advocate in Montana you know this disease, and you know that to truly make a difference our nation must do more. Smart investments in other diseases have shown great success and are paying off, both in terms of cost AND lives saved. Clearly overcoming Alzheimer’s will save lives and is key to addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges.
Please call 1-800-687-3813 and urge Senator Tester to take the first steps in addressing this problem by supporting an additional $100 million for efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease in FY 2014.
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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.
- 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.
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