Jan 072010
 

Each year, hundreds of Alzheimer advocates – people with the disease, caregivers, and family members – from across the nation come to Washington, DC to hone their advocacy skills and then share their perspectives, experiences, and recommendations in meetings with their elected representatives. A unique platform of information sharing and learning, the Alzheimer Action Summit truly represents the best of civic engagement in the American political process. We are pleased to announce our agenda for [...]

Dec 162009
 
Advocacy in India

Mike Splaine, Director of State Policy and Advocacy Programs, recently traveled to India to meet with the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. Mike shares some of his experiences about the trip below. It is hard to imagine meeting the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease in a developing country with limited infrastructure. Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) is doing just that. I had the privilege of joining our colleagues from ARDSI as [...]

Oct 262009
 

It’s a busy time in Washington. In addition to health care reform, Congress is busy finishing the Appropriations bills in both the House and the Senate. We want to make sure the bills include funding for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) and funding for the Healthy Brain Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Write your members of Congress and urge them to support Alzheimer’s research. Check out our [...]

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