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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
84,000 South Carolinians are living with Alzheimer’s. That’s 11% of South Carolina’s seniors! 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 2017, we're asking the SC General Assembly to sustain funding for the Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Program at $900,000!
Thanks in part to your voices, the SC General Assembly increased funding for this program in 2016 from $778,706 to $900,000 through the Department of Mental Health. Join us for our State House Day on Tuesday, March 14th, to attend a special advocacy training and to speak with your state legislators on this issue. Additional details and online registration coming soon.
To learn more about the Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Program and how to access it, click here!
In 2017, the Alzheimer's Association also will continue to work to implement both the South Carolina's Alzheimer's State Plan and “Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina. We are also actively working to protect vulnerable adults and to establish Alzheimer’s disease as a public health priority in South Carolina, in order to improve the quality of life for those living with the Alzheimer’s disease and reduce the risk of cognitive loss for our aging population.
For additional details about the priorities outlined above, click here to review our state policy platform for SC.
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.
Thanks for supporting State House Day 2017 on March 14th! Stay tuned for next year's date!
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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