Advocate for Change
Join the Cause
The Alzheimer’s Association--Cleveland Area Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Memory Day 2016
Memory Day is the longest-running and successful Alzheimer’s advocacy event in Ohio and across the Nation. Memory Day offers participants the unique opportunity to meet other Alzheimer’s advocates from across Ohio as well as share their personal stories and concerns related to Alzheimer’s disease with their state elected representatives and their staffers.
Memory Day 2016 will take place on Wednesday, April 20th in our state capital of Columbus. More details and registration information will be released in early 2016.
What is an Advocate?
Anyone can be an advocate regardless of how much time you’re willing to give to the cause. Advocates are people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, caregivers, friends, family members, and professionals who raise awareness and urge policymakers to support care and research.
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:
The Cleveland Area chapter is one of seven Ohio chapters of the Alzheimer's Association that participates in the Ohio Council. The Ohio Council of the Alzheimer’s Association works together to speak with one voice to meet the needs and represent the interests of Ohioans with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers. Please visit the Ohio Council web page for current advocacy efforts.
Ohio Goals: 2015 Legislative Priorities
To address the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Ohio, the Ohio Council of the Alzheimer’s Association will work to:
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