The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voice in Albany and Washington on issues related to Alzheimer and dementia care and research. Advocates from Central New York recently visited Washington and Albany to make their voices heard on behalf of the millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s. The ripple effects of their calls for action are now echoing in the media.
On Sunday, The Post-Standard dedicated space on its editorial page to call for continued progress on the National Alzheimer’s Plan. This initiative has been the centerpiece of the Alzheimer’s Association national advocacy platform. The final plan was released on May 15. The Post-Standard wrote:
The need is urgent: an estimated 45,000 people in Central New York have Alzheimer’s, and the national number is expected to increase to 13.5 million by 2050. People with the disease eventually lose the ability to eat, to speak, to remember. It also exacts a devastating toll on the millions of family caregivers.
Today’s edition of The Legislative Gazette (the newspaper of record for happenings at the State Capitol) featured a piece on The Rally To End Alzheimer’s. Last week’s rally received prominent placement in the paper and a lengthy interview with Chapter CEO and Coalition of New York State Alzheimer’s Association Chapters Co-Chair Cathy James.
Our advocacy efforts never end. We work hard to raise our voice all year round. You can get involved by becoming an advocate. Learn more by visiting alz.org.