A Purple Wave Hits Washington D.C.: Advocating for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Our President & Co-Founder, Allen Serfas, recently returned from an impactful trip to Washington D.C. alongside the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) advocacy group. Together, they turned Capitol Hill ‘purple’ at the 2024 AIM Advocacy Forum, rallying Missouri advocates and supporters from across the nation to raise the importance and priority of Alzheimer’s & dementia for their local legislators and representatives.

From April 7th to 9th, over 1,000 advocates converged on Capitol Hill, amplifying our community’s voice and urging legislators to prioritize Alzheimer’s research and support. Through the #AlzForum hashtag, their efforts resonated far beyond the halls of Congress and are felt throughout Social Media channels like Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn and more.

Important Alzheimer’s & Dementia Legislation In Queue

Advocates focused on key legislative priorities, including the reauthorization of the #BOLDAlzheimersAct (H.R. 7218 / S. 3775),  #NAPAAct (H.R. 619 / S. 133)and #AlzInvestmentAct (H.R. 620 / S. 134). These acts are essential for accelerating dementia research, building healthier communities, advancing health equity, and strengthening care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The #BOLDAlzheimersAct aims to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research, while the #NAPAAct works to coordinate federal efforts in Alzheimer’s research, care, and services. Additionally, the #AlzInvestmentAct seeks to support innovative approaches to finding a cure and improving care for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Furthermore, advocates lent their support to the #AADAPTAct, (H.R. 7688) emphasizing the importance of early detection and diagnosis, which can lead to better outcomes for patients and caregivers alike.

As we reflect on the advocacy efforts in Washington D.C., let’s continue to raise awareness, support legislative action, and stand united in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions affected by this devastating disease.

Need Alzheimer’s Resources?

For those seeking Alzheimer’s resources, guidance, and support, visit Alz.org—a comprehensive platform offering valuable information and assistance to individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Feeling called to get involved with advocacy? Visit AlzImpact.org to learn how you can amplify your community’s voice and make a real difference in the priority of Alzheimer’s & Dementia in your local, state and national governance.

If you or a loved one are in need of in-home care tailored to the unique needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia connect with our dedicated local team. Our local Dementia Specialists are here to provide personalized care and support to enhance your aging loved one’s quality of life and promote well-being.

Let’s unite in our efforts to create a world without Alzheimer’s.

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