Attend the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

With newly elected leaders in Congress, they need to know about the Alzheimer epidemic. We need passionate Alzheimer advocates to come to Washington, D.C., to lend their VOICE to the cause.

Be in the nation’s capital May 15-17, 2011, for the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum – become educated about the issues, learn new skills, network with fellow advocates and take our message directly to members of Congress to fight for our legislative agenda.

Online registration is now available here.

2010 proved to be an outstanding year for Alzheimer advocacy:

  • The historic passage and signing of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).
  • The inclusion of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in the Social Security Administration’s compassionate allowance program.
  • The first-ever inclusion of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the government’s Healthy People 2020 report.
  • Detection of cognitive impairment included as a mandatory part of the new Medicare annual wellness visits.
  • More than 112,000 petition signatures collected through the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Ride urging Congress to make Alzheimer’s disease a national priority.

 

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