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South Carolina's State Plan to Address Alzheimer's

Federal advocacy

 

South Carolina advocates speak up in Washington, DC

On April 9th, 2014, a commited group of Alzheimer's Association advocates from South Carolina visited the offices of our Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill.  

Why travel all the way to Washington, DC, for these meetings?  Because Alzheimer's disease is the most expensive disease in the US, and costs for care are set to skyrocket in the years ahead.  

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Alzheimer's disease is helping to bankrupt our nation.  We are already spending over $150 bllion each year through Medicare and Medicaid for the care of those with Alzheimer's -- comparatively, we as a nation are investing .25% of that amount in NIH Alzheimer's research to find a way to stop this disease.  

Research takes times, but if we could find a disease-modifying treatment tomorrow, we'd save a half million lives every year -- and billions of dollars in healthcare costs!

Write Congress Now
Join us to tell Congress that we are at a tipping point in Alzheimer's research.  We have the ideas, the techology and the will, but we do not have sufficient resources for Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health.  

Contact your Members of Congress today and ask for their support for the Alzheimer's Accountability Act (S. 2192/H.R. 4351).

 

 

Become an Advocate

The Alzheimer's Association invites you to get involved as an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for Alzheimer's research and the needs of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

It's easy to add your voice to ours —sign up to become an advocate today! 

 

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 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.

 

South Carolina's State Plan to Address Alzheimer's


The Purple Ribbon Alzheimer's Task Force released its state plans to address Alzheimer's in March 2009 in a report entitled Conquering the Specter of Alzheimer's Disease in South Carolina.  This important strategic document assesses the resources for those living with Alzheimer's in South Carolina and issues public policy recommendations to better meet observed needs.   

Click here to view the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal advocacy

The Alzheimer's Association is actively involved in bringing people together at the national level to tackle the challenges of Alzheimer's disease.  Click here to learn more about our federal advocacy efforts

 

For more information about advocacy & public policy, please contact Beth Sulkowski, Senior Director of Communications & Advocacy, at 864-699-0620 or beth.sulkowski@alz.org.