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Our Mission
Engaging and empowering young professionals to initiate positive change for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Who We Are
YAAA! is a committee of the Desert Southwest Chapter.  We are comprised of young professionals, aged 18-39, dedicated to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association's.

What We Do
YAAA! works to raise awareness and promote the Alzheimer's Association's federal advocacy initiatives. Now is the time to join us and speak up! As a member of YAAA! you will become part of a national organization dedicated to realizing a world without Alzheimer's disease.

As a YAAA! member, you will:
- Be a voice for individuals with Alzheimer's, through calls, letters, and social media activity
- Work with elected officials and their staff on dementia-related issues
- Attract and retain other young professionals in the cause
- Have the opportunity to join thousands of other advocates at the yearly Association Forum in Washington, DC
- Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates

Join The Cause
Now is the time to join us and speak up! Contact the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter Advocacy Director, James Fitzpatrick at 602-528-0545 or via email at



Join or start a team today.

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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.