As the number of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and any disability increases so will the need for Advocacy.
You can make a difference through advocacy. An advocate is a person who argues for, recommends, or supports a cause or policy. Advocacy is also about helping people find their voice.
There are three types of advocacy:
- Individual advocacy
- Systems advocacy
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is involved in all forms of advocacy.
“Advocacy is having someone to stand beside you if you think something is unfair or that someone is treating you badly and you would like to do something to change it.” —Advocacy for Inclusion
By meeting with congressional representatives or writing letters to legislators or testifying at a hearing during the legislative session in Juneau, advocates can speak up for the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and urge legislators to take legislative action.
If you are interested in fighting this disease through legislative action, contact our office at 907-561-3313.