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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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 Town Hall meeting in Clemmons, NC


NC State CapitalThe Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter will hold a town hall meeting at Carillon Senior Living to share information about what is needed to help raise awareness in our community. It’s not too late to register and attend this meeting. Come and learn more about public policy, research, care, support and about us.  We are also looking for ACT members.  Learn more about this role. 

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Highlights from the 2015 Advocacy Forum

The 2015 Advocacy Forum was a great success! 

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!

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 Alzheimer's Congressional Team (ACT) member

An ACT member is an Advocate who works directly with Ambassadors and Association staff to implement federal advocacy activities directed toward members of Congress. ACT members also develop and cultivate trusted relationships with their assigned congressional office through ongoing, personal contacts such as in-district and drop-by visits where they provide information about ongoing state issues, information and education about Alzheimer’s disease as well as the Association.



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