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Advocacy Update: Major Victory for Alzheimer Advocates

At the urging of the Alzheimer's Association and its more than 600,000 advocates nationwide, the President last week signed into law an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support. Our advocates have been relentless in their efforts given the current fiscal climate, and their determination and passion are second to none.Without advocates just like YOU, this wouldn’t have been possible. For more information, please contact Debbie Warburton at 973.586.4300, or

Annual events

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the single, largest event where YOU can become an advocate and make your VOICE heard. So, put on your walking shoes, join us at next year's Walk to End Alzheimer's®, and sign up to become an advocate. Give VOICE to the over 5 million Americans who are struggling with Alzheimer's disease.

For more information about these events, please contact Debbie Warburton, MSW by phone at 973.586.4300, or by e-mail at  

What is an advocate?

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

For more information on becoming an advocate, please contact:

Debbie Warburton, MSW
Greater New Jersey Chapter
Public Policy, Advocacy & Volunteer Coordinator