After spending time as a senior caregiver for older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the urgent need for scientific and effective treatment options becomes crystal clear. Caregivers have first-hand knowledge when it comes to Alzheimer’s, creating unique opportunities to take on the role of advocate and lend a hand in the fight against dementia. Your voice and the actions you take are powerful tools that help to bolster awareness and empower families in similar situations.
What is an Advocate?
If Alzheimer’s is a disease that’s near and dear to your heart, you can become an advocate, lending your voice to thousands of other people living with the disease. Advocates do not need to have a political background or experience to become an advocate. Instead, Alzheimer’s advocates can start by speaking to others about their own personal experiences with dementia and the everyday issues you face. By simply speaking out, advocates can help to shape local, state and federal laws.
Alzheimer advocates play a large role in the improvement of quality care and quality of life for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Advocates often work with families by:
Alzheimer’s advocates will also:
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