Whether you're comfortable sending emails to legislators, posting updates to Facebook, hosting events or even meeting in-person with your elected officials, there are many ways you can make a difference as an Alzheimer's Association Advocate. On this page you'll find a unique set of tools designed to educate you about our advocacy campaigns and help you in your efforts.

Advocacy Basics


Advocates Guide - This document is a guide to advocates who attend the annual Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum, but it also serves as a great resource for new advocates.

Collateral/Visual Aid - This document provides a graphical view of the need for Alzheimer's research funding. It is intended to be shown to elected officials during in-person meetings. View the "How-to" video for tips on using this document.


Our Issues

Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn how Congress can dedicate the resources needed to accelerate the development of breakthrough treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer's, help the increasing number of families living with Alzheimer's and keep pace with Alzheimer's steadily mounting economic impact.

Please read about recent progress we've made.



The Economics of Alzheimers Disease

To help you better communicate with elected officials about the critical need for additional resources for Alzheimer's research, the Alzheimer's Association has developed a Legislator Handout emphasizing our key message, "Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in America, with costs set to skyrocket in the years ahead." The following video provides an overview of the issue.



Learn more about federal funding for Alzheimer's.


The Alzheimer's Accountability Act

Our newest initiative is the Alzheimer's Accountability Act, legislation which would require the scientists at the National Institutes of Health to submit an annual Alzheimer's research budget proposal directly to Congress and the President, specifying the resources needed to reach our nation's goal of effectively preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease by 2025.

Read our fact sheet on this issue.


The HOPE for Alzheimer's Act


Another of our legislative priorties for the 113th Congress is the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act (S.709/H.R.1507), improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and increase access to information on care and support for newly diagnosed individuals and their families - providing essential support for those facing this devastating, debilitating disease. Learn more


About the Alzheimer's Association

Learn more about the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and how we are working to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, enhanced care and support for all affected, and our efforts to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures:

Familiarize yourself with the latest statistics on Alzheimer's disease incidence, costs, and care and support. The first video is an overview. The second video is a visual representation of Alzheimer's statistics.



Learn more important facts about Alzheimer's disease.