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For more information on YAAA! contact James Fitzpatrick, Director of Program & Advocacy at

Young Advocates for the Alzheimer's Association!

YAAA! is the new advocacy subcommittee of the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter that is focused on involving young adults.

Our Mission:
YAAA! (Young Advocates for the Alzheimer's Association) acts as a subcommittee of the Desert Southwest Chapter Advocacy Committee, and is open to adults aged 18-39 who are interested in furthering awareness of dementia-related issues and Alzheimer's advocacy efforts.

YAAA! is dedicated to engaging and empowering young adults to initiate positive change for people and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Our Priority:
Increase involvement of young advocates in the Alzheimer's Association's public policy efforts through targeted recruitment and engagement at Chapter events and YAAA! participation in Chapter advocacy efforts.



We need your help

Join the cause
As Alzheimer's disease threatens to bankrupt families, businesses and our healthcare system, scientists are coming closer to finding better treatments that could drastically alter the course of the disease. Now is the time to join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's and their families, and help persuade Congress to increase funding for research.


As an advocate, you will:

  • Generate action from our elected officials by making calls and writing letters.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Help elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause.



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.