Addressing the Alzheimer’s crisis 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.
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
95,000 South Carolinians are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2025, that number is projected to grow to 120,000 South Carolinians with Alzheimer’s. In the meantime, our state has one of the highest death rates from Alzheimer's disease in the nation! Get the facts.
Given the sweeping economic and social impact of Alzheimer’s disease, South Carolina needs to be proactive in response to this issue. That is why we are working hard to support policies that serve families facing dementia in our state.
To lock in a reliable game plan for our state plan.
South Carolina will soon release its first update to its state Alzheimer’s plan in 14 years. Think of how much our world has changed in that time! This game plan to fight back against dementia should be refreshed every 5 years to ensure that it is current, innovative and responsive to changes in research, access and demand. We’re pushing to make that a state law.
To get South Carolina on the map at top-tier clinical trials.
For years, most South Carolinians have had to travel for hours just to have a chance at coveted opportunities to investigate new Alzheimer’s treatments through clinical trials. To stop being passed over, our state must have a federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). We’re seeking a state investment of $10 million to support our research universities in strengthening their research programs in the dementia space to be competitive in applying for an ADRC designation. This modest investment could drastically increase trial access through a multi-site ADRC, improve quality of care and unlock unprecedented funding streams for dementia research in our state.
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. Learn more about our nationwide state policy priorities.
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