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New data on cognitive decline in Indiana

Surveillance is an essential function of public health. It involves collecting data to better understand the extent of a problem and its impact, and to motivate policy makers to address the problem. Each year, every state conducts a public health survey through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Recent work by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now enables states to collect data through the BRFSS on the impact of Alzheimer's disease using the Cognitive Module and the Caregiver Module.

The BRFSS Cognitive Module provides demographic, geographic and socioeconomic data regarding subjective cognitive decline. The module asks about memory and cognitive abilities as well as the impact of any memory loss on daily living.

View the 2016 results for the Indiana Cognitive Module


Become an Advocate in Indiana

Conquering Alzheimer’s is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery, and we need your help to change the future of this devastating disease.

As an advocate, you will be invited to engage public officials and policymakers in a variety of ways, urging their support for critical Alzheimer's legislation and policy changes. Whether you prefer sending emails to legislators, posting updates to Facebook, hosting events or even meeting in-person with your elected officials, there are many ways you can make a difference as an Alzheimer's Association Advocate.

Become a part of our advocate community today.

Want to be more engaged as an advocate? Consider joining the Greater Indiana Chapter as an Alzheimer's Congressional Team Member (ACT) volunteer.

The role of ACT is to help raise elected officials’ understanding of Alzheimer’s disease as a pressing public health issue that requires their attention, and to persuade those officials to support the public policy goals of the Alzheimer's Association.

To do this, ACT volunteers work with their fellow team members and Association staff to build relationships with and to educate their Member of Congress, state legislators and local elected officials. Volunteers strategize, plan, organize and participate in a wide range of activities to engage these elected representatives, including private meetings with elected officials and their staff; writing letters to the editor encouraging officials to act or thanking them for acting; and persuading their elected officials to participate in events that we organize.

Let us know of your interest on our volunteer page today!


Action Alerts

View a list of current action alerts here. 


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.