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

Advocacy, capital, update

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.

North Carolina Advocacy.jpg

Our 3rd Annual Advocacy Day

April 22, 2015

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

NC Advocacy

Thank you to all who joined us on this exciting day as we gathered to show our elected officials how many residents of North Carolina are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The 2015 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Day brought advocates together to draw attention to the need for an Alzheimer’s specific NC state disease plan and to ask for support for HB817, which allows guardianship reciprocity between states. 

Our participating advocates had the opportunity to:

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

 A BIG THANK YOU to those who took action and spoek up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's and their families!

2015 Forum Banner

Highlights from the 2015 Advocacy Forum

The 2015 Advocacy Forum was a great success! Check it out.

More than 1,000 dedicated advocates took the fight against Alzheimer’s to Capitol Hill at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum — the largest-ever Forum attendance!

Federal Policy Priorities

Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's—but everyone can help to fight it. Now is the time to get involved. Together we can end Alzheimer's. Find out about Brain Awareness Month.





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