Join the cause
The Alzheimer’s Association--Cleveland Area 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.
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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 state and federal 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. You may also be asked to participate in a meeting or two with a legislator.
The Cleveland Area chapter is one of seven Ohio chapters of the Alzheimer's Association that participates in the Ohio Council for advocacy. This Council works together to speak with one voice on issues affecting families within our region dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Please visit the Ohio Council web page for current advocacy efforts.
Ohio Plan: Our Goals
- Ensure that State Alzheimer Respite Funding will accommodate growing need for respite programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association in Ohio
- Support legislation related to creating a statewide emergency alert program for lost elders with dementia
- Ensure quality residential care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
- Strengthen advocacy efforts through collaborations/partnerships
- Ensure that Ohio Council of the Alzheimer's Association plays a more prominent role in all future health care decisions in Ohio
- Make the case for increased federal funds for Alzheimer’s research and programs.
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