What is an Advocate?

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Advocates are people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, caregivers, friends, family members, and professionals who raise awareness and urge government to support research and care. 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:

  • Learn how policy decisions affect people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
  • Be part of a larger movement to put Alzheimer’s on the national agenda, elevating Alzheimer’s from a disease to a cause
  • Stay abreast of opportunities to generate action from our elected officials

Register now! Join with thousands of Alzheimer’s advocates in NYC and nationwide.

Federal Update

Largest Proposed Increase in Federal Funding for Alzheimer's
Thank you Alzheimer's advocates! You made it happen.
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New York Advocacy

Be part of our Empire State movement to End Alzheimer's!
Since we first reached out to you last week, hundreds of New Yorkers have added their name to our petition and called for New York State to increase its investment in Alzheimer outreach and support services. If you haven't done so yet, join your fellow New Yorkers in taking action.

New York Victories!
The Family Health Care Decisions Act is signed into law in NY State, allowing family members to make health care decisions on behalf of patients who lose their ability to make such decisions and have not prepared advance directives regarding their wishes. Thanks to our advocates for helping to make this happen!

The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act is signed into law in NY State! UAGPPJA simplifies the process for determining jurisdiction among multiple states in adult guardianship cases. It also establishes a framework that allows state court judges in different states to communicate with each other about adult guardianship cases. Thank you to our advocates for helping to make this happen!