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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.

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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 2015

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. Memory Day will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Transportation to and from Jefferson City will be provided. Pick up locations are:
  • Galleria South Parking Lot, along Highway 40 (departs 8:30 a.m.)
  • Chesterfield Mall, lower level behind Dillard’s (departs 9 a.m.)
  • I-70 at Cave Springs, commuter lot on north side of highway (departs 9 a.m.) 

Training is encouraged but not required to attend advocacy events. The training days available are:

  • Saturday, February 7 | 9:30 - 11 a.m. (breakfast provided)
  • Monday, February 9 | Noon - 1:15 p.m. (lunch provided) 
Registration (3 options):
1. Register here.
2. Register by phone, at 800.272.3900.
3. Complete the registration formand submit along with your $20 payment, to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.

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.
 

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