The Alzheimer’s Association--Oklahoma/Arkansas 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.
Join us for Memory Walk.
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:
Memory Walk - Each of our walks hosts a public policy table and encourages walkers to sign up to become advocates.
Day on the Hill - During the 2009 Legislative Session, both staff and advocates will spend time at the Arkansas State Capitol to talk to our local representatives and attend committee meetings.
Capitol Hill - Alzheimer’s advocates from across the country gather at the Public Policy Forum to learn about key policy priorities and meet with Members of Congress to discuss Alzheimer’s issues.
Oklahoma Public Policy Priorities - 2009
More than 70,000 residents are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Oklahoma policymakers must address this growing catastrophe.
Support implementation of training for CNA’s that assure quality dementia training.
Additional Items we are supporting this year.
Create an Accountable State Plan for Alzheimer’s. The state of Oklahoma needs to build dementia-capable programs for the growing number of people with the disease. The plan will prepare Oklahoma to address a range of issues including: