Advocate

 

MO State Capitol

Join the Cause

As Alzheimer's disease threatens to bankrupt families, businesses and our healthcare system, scientists are coming closer to finding better treatments that could drastically alter the course of the disease.

Now is the time to join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade Congress to increase funding for research.

Become an advocate and you will:

  • Generate action from our elected officials by making calls and writing letters or emails.  
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Help elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause. 

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Memory Day 2016Memory Day 2014
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Help us speak with one voice im Missouri to enhance access to care support and services for people with dementia and their families. Join hundreds of Alzheimer's Advocates as we travel to Jefferson City to educate elected officials about Alzheimer's disease and the need for respite assistance.  

For more information on Memory Day and travel to the capital please contact Joetta Coen at 573-443-8665 or jcoen@alz.org. 

Missouri advocacy

Missouri Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force

The Missouri Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force was commissioned to address the Alzheimer’s crisis in our state. The task force convened community forums to hear the concerns of Missouri citizens across the state, including individuals living with the disease, family caregivers, and key stakeholders. In November 2010, the Task Force published a State Plan for combating Alzheimer’s in Missouri that addressed the above concerns raised at the forums.

Read the final report and recommednations >>

Federal advocacy 

2016 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum 
April 4-6, 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

The Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum is the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s advocacy event. It’s where you need to be to continue playing a crucial role in the fight against the disease.

Registration is now open. Click here to learn more about Advocacy Forum or to register.

Advocacy Victories

Learn more about victories experienced through the Alzheimer's Association's advocacy efforts, including the $350 million increase for Alzheimer's disease research funding for the National Institute of Health. 

Learn more here

Senator visits chapter

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On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Missouri Senator Roy Blunt visited with staff, volunteer advocates and board members from the Greater Missouri Chapter at our Springfield office. For more pictures form his visit find us on Facebook here.