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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Southeastern Virginia 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.

ADVOCATEAdd your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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Upcoming events

Join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's®.

Annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, Washington, D.C.

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.

Virginia advocacy

Media Advocate Training
Please email us if you are interested! We need YOUR voice! Would you like to become a volunteer media advocate for the Alzheimer's Association? What exactly does a media advocate do? If you are interested in writing letters to the editor, blogging, sharing information on social media, or speaking on the radio, TV, and to print publications, please sign up! Contact Kristy Wyngaarden at if you are interested.

Federal advocacy