Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

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.


 

Memory Day 2016Memory Day 2014

Memory Day in Missouri
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Help us speak with one voice in 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.  

Travel on the Alzheimer's Advocacy bus to Jefferson City.  
Departure Locations:

  • Galleria South Parking Lot, along Highway 40 (departs 8:30 a.m.)
  • Chesterfield Mall, lower level behind Dillard's (departs 9 a.m.)
  • 1-70 at Cave Springs, commuter lot on north side of highway (departs 9 a.m.)

Advocacy Training
Training is encouraged, but not required to attend advocacy events.

  • Monday, February 15 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (refreshments provided)
  • Saturday, February 20 | 9:30 - 11 a.m. (refreshments provided)

Register Online
Mail-in Registration
Register by calling 800.272.3900 

Fund Respite Grants Issue Brief 

Illinois Action Summit 2016

Illinois residents can join us in Springfield to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s! The Illinois Action Summit 2016 will be announced in the new year.


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.
 

 

Federal Advocacy