Together, we can make history.

The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic is here — and we have 10 years to make history by changing its trajectory.

More than 5 million people in the United States already have Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, and there’s still no way to prevent, cure or slow its progression. The first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. Reaching that goal tomorrow requires our government to act today.

At the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, you’ll work with other dedicated advocates to urge members of Congress to improve the lives of those already living with dementia, and to provide the funding to achieve the 2025 goal while there’s still time.

The time for us to act is now — your advocacy today can help us make history tomorrow. Join us at the 2015 Advocacy Forum.

Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum
March 23-25, 2015
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Online registration is now open for Alzheimer's Association Ambassadors. Registration for all opens on Dec. 1. 

Photos from the 2014 Advocacy Forum

Charlie Cook delivers the luncheon address, sharing tips to advocates as they prepare to visit the Hill. Mary Gerard, Alzheimer's Association Advocate of the Year Award winner, spoke to the power of the advocate's role. Terry Berry, National Early Stage Advisor, shares her story at the National Alzheimer's Dinner. Marshall Gelfand and his daughter Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns receive the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award for their work in building The Judy Fund. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, inspires advocates with his dedication to finding a cure for Alzheimer's. Early-Stage Advisor Sandy Oltz and her husband Rod listen to the keynote address. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley inspires advocates during her keynote address. An advocate thanks Candy Crowley for talking openly about her mother's Alzheimer's. Association President and CEO Harry Johns sits down with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. Congressman Paul Tonko shakes hands with former National Early-Stage Advisor Ron Grant. Dr. Monica Parker talks about the importance of educating physicians about Alzheimer's. Forum Chair Scott Russell applauds during the Roll Call of the States. Jan McIntyre from Georgia speaks to attendees about her state's advocacy successes. Brandon Barkwell gives the crowd an update of Arizona advocacy activities.

Highlights from the 2014 Advocacy Forum


Faces of Alzheimer’s emerge on Capitol Hill
On April 9, spring arrived in Washington, D.C., bringing more than blooming cherry blossoms and blue skies to Capitol Hill — nearly 900 Alzheimer’s advocates met with lawmakers to encourage their support of legislation and funding critical to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.


NIH Director Collins among those honored at National Alzheimer's Dinner
At the National Alzheimer's Dinner April 8, advocates, members of Congress, scientists and leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's gathered to celebrate advances in the cause to end the disease. Honorees included Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who received the Alzheimer's Association Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award.


CNN's Crowley shares personal story of her mother's Alzheimer's
Candy Crowley, CNN's award-winning chief political correspondent, delivered the 2014 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum keynote address April 8 to a packed house of nearly 900 dedicated Alzheimer's advocates, kicking off the general session.

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