Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter is the largest group in advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Become a part of our advocate community today.

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Federal Policy

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

National Capital Area Chapter State Policy

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 is DC Advocacy Day.  June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.  Join us for the PBS documentary film screening of "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts," followed by a panel discussion on Subjective Cognitive Decline (self-reported worsening memory problems) in DC, and visits by constituents to DC Councilmembers.  Learn about the results of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and how you can reduce your risk for cognitive impairment. Please RSVP to Sadaf Ahmad, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, by emailing before 6/19/17

9:30 am - 10:00 am Check In
10:00 am - 11:00 am Film Screening of Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts Advocacy Day
11:00 am - 11:30 am Panel Discussion featuring Public Health experts and Alzheimer's caregivers
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Q & A
12:00 - 2:00 pm Meetings with DC Councilmembers with Alzheimer's advocates

Room 120
The John Wilson Building, 
1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 
Washington, DC 20004, USA

The Wilson building is downtown near Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro stops.  Parking is available in the Reagan International Trade Center Building. 


DC Subjective Cognitive Decline

Upcoming Events

  • Virginia Advocacy Day - Thursday January 19th, 2017
  • Maryland Advocacy Day - Thursday February 9th, 2017 
  • Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum - Monday March 27 - Wednesday March 29th, 2017
  • DC Advocacy Day - Tuesday June 20th 2017

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Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters

8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703.359.4440
Fax: 703.359.4441