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. Add your voice to ours - become an advocate today.
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!
What is an Advocate?
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.
New York Advocacy
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!