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Take Action! Become an Advocate
Conquering Alzheimer’s is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery, and we need your help to change the future of this devastating disease.
As an advocate, you will be invited to engage public officials and policymakers in a variety of ways, urging their support for critical Alzheimer's legislation and policy changes. Whether you prefer sending emails to legislators, posting updates to Facebook, or 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.
Current Action Alerts
Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that cannot be ignored by federal policymakers. Our goal is to see that the federal government takes bold action now to confront this growing crisis. Urge your elected officials to enact public policies that provide better health and long-term coverage to ensure high-quality, cost-effective care for the millions of people who face this disease every day. Learn more
89,000 South Carolinians are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2025, that number is projected to grow to 120,000 South Carolinians with Alzheimer’s. Given the sweeping economic and social impact of Alzheimer’s disease, South Carolina needs to be proactive in response to this issue.
In 2018, the Alzheimer's Association is seeking $900,000 in continued funding for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program. This important program helps dementia caregivers take a break and take care of their own health, too!
To learn more about the Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Program and how to access it, click here!
We are also ask legislators to pass H 4802, a bill that would make Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) available throughout South Carolina. POST is a form of advance care planning that creates portable medical orders to document patients’ wishes regarding medical treatment, making those wishes clear and actionable in emergency situations and in medical settings.
Thank you to our advocates who were a part of our State House Day on April 11, 2018! View photos from the event.
Across the country, the Alzheimer's Association and its advocates are working diligently to speak up for those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their caregivers. Click here to learn more about our nationwide state policy priorities.
SC State House Day
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Want to be involved year-round? Learn about our Alzheimer's Congressional Teams!
Volunteer to help with advocacy at a Walk to End Alzheimer's near you this fall!
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