Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter is advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our area.

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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.

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Policies

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

South Carolina

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 the 5th highest death rate 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. 

Key 2022 SC State Policy Priority:

Ensure Sustained Funding for Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite

95,000 South Carolinians have Alzheimer's, posing a unique challenge to some 199,000 family caregivers. Fortunately, South Carolina's Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Program provides families with limited assistance to arrange temporary, paid care for a loved one with dementia. By using in-home care, adult day centers or other services, caregivers are able to take a break and support their mental and physical health. Without these funds, many caregivers risk worsening their own health. While the upcoming budget will be tight, it is critical that legislators protect the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program to support family caregivers. Learn more about this program and how to access it.

 

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.

Upcoming Events

SC State House Advocacy Day
March 9, 2022

Space is limited at our in-person event.
Register or learn more!
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Get involved year-round on an Advocacy Team

For more information, contact DeeAnn Jones, Advocacy Manager, at dmjones@alz.org.

 

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Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
South Carolina
4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone 864.224.3045