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The Alzheimer’s Association--Greater Richmond Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

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What is an advocate?

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Virginia advocacy

    National Alzheimer's Project Input Session

       The National Alzheimer's Project was created in January 2011 when President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act into law, after unanimous passage in both the U.S. House and Senate. 

The National Alzheimer's Project requires creation of a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer's disease crisis, which will be annually reported to Congress.  NAPA will, for the first time, enable Congress as well as the American people to answer this simple question:  did we make satisfactory progress this past year in the fight against Alzheimer's?

Residents in the Greater Richmond Chapter area, including those living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, representatives from the state and local government, the research community, health systems and long-term care facilities are invited to come out and share  their thoughts about what elements need to be addressed to help those impacted by Alzheimer's disease.  These input sessions mark the first step in building a national Alzheimer's strategy for an already large, growing and diverse Alzheimer's community.

The recommendations and comments expressed during these input sessions taking place across the country in August, will be collected and shared by the Alzheimer's Association this fall with officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency charged with developing a national plan to address the escalating public health crisis.

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter will hold a public input session at The Crossings at Ironbridge, 6701 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, VA 23831 on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  We encourage you to take this opportunity to express your views and perspectives on the growing Alzheimer's epidemic and the  needs of all those affected.

If you have any questions, please contact the Greater Richmond Chapter at 967-2580.

 

 

Federal advocacy