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Frequently Asked Questions

The Alzheimer's Association® is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy. We fight for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at all levels of government to ensure that Alzheimer's families are not forgotten.



How does the Alzheimer's Association get involved in politics/advocacy?

Activities of Advocacy Forum, Robert Egge, Alzheimer's Association VP of Public Policy.

Your voice matters
Our nationwide network of advocates is comprised of people with the disease, caregivers, family members and other concerned individuals. These advocates engage elected officials in-person and through online communications tools.
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Be unrelenting
We marshal our vast network of experts to develop policy resources - including reports such as Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer's Disease, fact sheets and policy briefs.
Read the Trajectory Report

Knowledge is power
We promote knowledge and awareness by encouraging public health officials to undertake efforts to combat the Alzheimer's disease through our Public Health Agenda.
Read the Public Health Agenda

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How can I get more involved in advocacy?

Whether you're comfortable sending emails to legislators, posting updates to Facebook, hosting events or even meeting in-person with your elected officials, there are many ways you can make a difference as an Alzheimer's Association Advocate.

  • Sign up to receive action alerts and updates on Alzheimer's advocacy initiatives.
  • Educate yourself about key legislative priorities by downloading our Advocate's Guide.
  • Download our ALZ Advocacy mobile app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
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What is the Alzheimer's Impact Movement?

The Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), the sister organization of the Alzheimer's Association, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization. AIM works in strategic partnership with the Alzheimer's Association using advocacy and communications tools that complement those used by the Association.
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