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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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Support for HB 817, to enact the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA).  

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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.  


This legislation enables courts in different states to communicate with each other about adult guardianship and determine the appropriate court to oversee the guardianship process. Most importantly, this legislation allows us to avoid unnecessary financial and emotional challenges for families. To date, 42 states, including DC and Puerto Rico, have already enacted this uniform law, and 4 other states are considering this same bill.


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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.




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