"Without advocacy vulnerable people cannot be heard or given credence...They cannot be supported, protected or defended and their rights will be lost. Without advocacy vulnerable people have no power and will be invisible."
- Michelle O'Flynn, Manager of Old Advocacy Incorporated
As one who lives with Alzheimer's dementia, my mom (#MyFavoriteGirl) can no longer speak and advocate for herself. I am now her voice--speaking up for, supporting, denouncing, and defending the issues and causes that will affect her. My Voice Matters. Not just for her, but also for my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and the millions of other persons who have also been affected by this dreadful disease. My voice matters for me, my siblings, my children and future generations. Your Voice Matters, Too!
On this page, you'll find information regarding issues that affect those living with dementia and their caregivers, and ways you can support, speak up, get involved, and let your voice be heard.
Federal & State Priorities
What can you do? Learn about the bills. Then call and/or email your Elected Officials and ask them to support the bills.
Education and Training for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Forms of Dementia
(SB 1182/H.R. 299)
Education and Training for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Forms of Dementia;
The Alzheimer's Accountability and Investment Act
(S. 4202/H.R. 7773)
To ensure continued robust federal funding of Alzheimer's and dementia research.
FOR A PATH TO BETTER DEMENTIA CARE
Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act.
(S. 1125/H.R. 2517)
The Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act
(S. 1548/H.R. 3085)
Expands access and outreach to underrepresented populations.
ASK CONGRESS TO:
FUND THE BOLD ACT
AT $30 MILLION
INCREASE FUNDING FOR ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH
BY $226 MILLION