Alzheimer's disease is one of the most critical public health issues in America.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing — and growing fast. In the U.S., someone develops the disease every 65 seconds. While Alzheimer's places a huge burden on the health care system, with annual costs exceeding a quarter of a trillion dollars, the cost is far more than financial. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. This is why we unrelentingly advocate for the rights of the Alzheimer’s and dementia community, as well as critical research funding. We advocate to change the trajectory of this disease.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS THE 6TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES.
5 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S. OVER 16 MILLION FAMILY & FRIENDS ARE CARING FOR THEM.
ALZHEIMER'S IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE DISEASE IN AMERICA.
ALZHEIMER'S IS THE ONLY CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG THE TOP 10 IN AMERICA THAT CANNOT BE PREVENTED, CURED OR EVEN SLOWED.
Our advocates play a critical role in our efforts to influence Alzheimer’s and dementia policy at the federal and state level. Working together we are making an impact.
Add Your Voice
You can make a difference. Help us make Alzheimer’s a national priority today.
Become an Advocate
Join the Alzheimer's Association and our advocacy arm, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement
(AIM), as an advocate to:
Receive information about legislative and policy priorities
Be alerted of simple ways to communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to-action
Be invited to participate in advocacy and policy-related events in your area
- Be invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association AIM Advocacy Forum
- Share your story with other advocates