Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association 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.

Act Now

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America. Over the next 40 years, caring for people with Alzheimer’s will cost our country $20 trillion, with nearly 60 percent of that borne by Medicare. If we had a treatment that delayed onset of Alzheimer’s by just five years, Medicare spending would be reduced on those with the disease by 45 percent in 2050. Congress and the President passed an historic $350 million increase for Alzheimer's research in late 2015. This increase is a significant step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. But there's more to be done.

Please urge your elected representatives in Washington  to continue to throw their full support behind making Alzheimer's a top priority on Capitol Hill.


Upcoming events

Join us for the 2016 State Advocacy Day!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Capitol Lakes Retirement Center: 333 W. Main St. in Madison
Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for additional information.

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.


Wisconsin advocacy

View the Wisconsin state policy priorities

Federal advocacy