Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Vermont 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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Upcoming events

Second Annual Town Hall Meeting
Friday, August 22, 9-10:30 a.m.
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center Film House

Hosted by the Alzheimer's Association and Governor's Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, this meeting provides an opportunity to discuss ways to enhance dementia education, support and services in Vermont. Town Hall speakers will include:

  • Commissionar Susan Wehry, MD, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
  • William Pendlebury, MD, Medical Director of The Memory Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • Rhonda Williams, Chronic Disease Prevention Chief at Vermont Department of Health

An open forum discussion will follow speakers. RSVP 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.

Vermont advocacy

 Click here to view the Vermont Alzheimer's statistics

Federal advocacy