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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates
who are making a difference.

Why we advocate

We are the experts leading the fight to end Alzheimer's. We know that Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most critical public health issues in America. This is why we are unrelentingly advocating for public policy issues and critical research funding. Now is the time to join us. Help persuade Congress to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and affects millions of people daily. At the Association, we are working toward a time when we will have effective treatments, preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people affected by Alzheimer's disease. 

As the world’s leading Alzheimer’s advocacy organization the Association fights for critical research, prevention and care initiatives at the federal, state and local levels to ensure that families affected by Alzheimer’s are not forgotten by our government.

By advocating for effective policies we encourage elected officials at all levels of government to address the challenges the disease poses, take bold action to confront this epidemic and make Alzheimer's a national priority.  Join our network of advocates, and we'll send you timely alerts to take simple actions that will help influence national policy and create widespread awareness of this devastating disease.

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Advocacy Day
April 22, 2015

 North Carolina State Capitol
16 West Jones St.  Raleigh, NC 27601

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Please join us on this exciting day as we gather to show our elected officials how many residents of North Carolina are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

This event will bring Alzheimer’s Advocates together to draw attention to the need for an Alzheimer’s specific NC state disease plan, increased dementia care training for professionals, and offer solutions to policy makers. 

As a participating advocate, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the legislative process
  • Learn how to “make your pitch” to your legislator
  • Meet face-to-face with your elected officials
  • Tell your personal story to key decision makers affecting policy for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and their families
  • Bring awareness to the importance of the Alzheimer’s Association’s public policy priorities


Take action and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's and their families.

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Join the faces fighting Alzheimer's disease


Alzheimer's disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death; by 2050, that number could rise to 16 million. And over 15 million family members and friends currently care for someone with the disease.

People like you.

Help us make a difference by joining the faces of Alzheimer's at the 2015 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. Come to Washington, D.C., as we put a spotlight on the disease and compel our policymakers to engage in the fight.

For more information call 1.800.272.3900.



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