Become An Alzheimer's Tennessee Advocate
What is an advocate and why should I become an advocate?
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. 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. Share your story and inspire others.
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.
One Minute to Stop Alzheimer’s
Join Alzheimer’s Tennessee to Stop Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s kills. It steals your intellect, your ability to communicate, your independence, and ultimately, your dignity. It’s a cruel, heartbreaking disease that affects one in three families. Researchers need additional funding for Alzheimer’s and institutional reforms that could help them stop this disease and families need resources and policies that will allow them to provide the care their loved ones deserve. If we don’t act now, Alzheimer’s will cost our nation more than a trillion dollars each year by 2050.
We’re building this movement because individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caretakers and families need our support – and they need it right away. One minute of your time can make all the difference.
We need your voice and your commitment: Join Alzheimer’s Tennessee and sign the petition to stop Alzheimer’s.
I am committed to stopping Alzheimer's disease. I call on the President and Congress to dedicate all resources necessary to fulfill the commitment of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease:
Prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease by 2025;
Strengthen the quality of care and expand support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families;
Enhance public awareness and engagement about the devastating consequences of this disease.
I stand with the five million of my fellow Americans who are living with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million family caregivers. We are united in the belief that ending this ravaging disease must be a national priority. Stopping Alzheimer's disease is scientifically possible, economically necessary, and morally imperative. Today, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death and the only illness among the top ten for which there is no known effective prevention, disease-modifying treatment, or cure. Unless this changes, our nation will be overwhelmed by as many as 16 million Americans facing Alzheimer's by 2050 at an annual cost of over $1 trillion. The President and Congress must act immediately and decisively to accelerate our investment to stop Alzheimer's disease.