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West Virginia Advocacy Priorities

As many as 40,000 West Virginians have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, and this  number is projected to grow 25 percent by 2025. These individuals are cared for by 108,000 informal caregivers who provide and estimated $1.5 billion in unpaid care.

The Alzheimer's Association's policy priorities are derived from the recommendations of the Make a Plan (MAP) for Alzheimer's disease. More than 50 state government, private, non-profit, and community stakeholders have collaborated to develop a comprehensive plan of policy recommendations to enable West Virginia to become the nation's first Alzheimer's-capable state.

You can download the 2016 Public Policy Priorities here.

Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--West 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.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

Act Now

Upcoming events


2015 Advocacy Day:

Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m.

Monday, February 24, 10 a.m.

West Virginia Alzheimer's advocates will meet at the Alzheimer's Association Charleston office, 1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387, at 10 a.m. before heading to the Capitol. For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or

Join us for The Longest Day &  Walk to End Alzheimer's


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.

West Virginia advocacy

The Public Policy committee for the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter met to plan our public policy priorities for the 2016 legislative session. Click here to view our official 2016 platform. Become an advocate today! If you are interested in participating in our West Virginia advocacy efforts contact us at 800.272.3900.