Welcome to the Western North Carolina Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Page!


Our Advocates with Congressman Pittenger.

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

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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Legislation We Support


Alzheimer’s disease is a growing crisis for our families and the economy. The federal government must address the challenges the disease poses and take bold action to confront this epidemic now.


Quick Links to Official Government Web sites
www.whitehouse.gov www.senate.gov www.house.gov

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.

In the Words of an Advocate

Early-Stage Advisory Group (ESAG) member Theresa ("Terry") Berry talks about her devotion to Alzheimer's disease advocacy and why she uses her voice to champion the cause at the annual Advocacy Forum. 

Advocacy Resources

Your Voice Matters!

Conquering Alzheimer's disease is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery. By raising important issues and educating elected officials as an Alzheimer's Association Advocate, YOU can save lives.

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

From nationwide networks of families living with Alzheimer's engaging local elected officials to Alzheimer's Ambassadors who lead the movement by directly maintaining relationships with policymakers on Capitol Hill, people across the country are joining the fight against Alzheimer's.

Learn more about how you can join the fight as an advocate for the cause.


2015 National Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C.

Join the faces fighting Alzheimer's disease.

March 23-25, 2015

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.