Speak Out on Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, June 25, 2015

If you are living with Alzheimer’s disease—as a patient, family member, or caregiver—or if you just want to take action to fight this devastating disease, join us!

The more we educate others, the closer we get to stopping a disorder that takes a horrible toll on patients and their families. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and the number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to skyrocket with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. 

Legislators should understand that unless we devote more resources to preventing and treating the disease and supporting family members, the cost to our health care system in dollars and human suffering will be enormous.

Support an Increase in National Institutes of Health Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

You can use part or all of this sample letter below, or create one of your own, to send to your legislators in Congress.

The need for a cure is more urgent than ever. Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating condition that impacts individuals, their caregiver loved ones, and our health care system. Affecting more than five million Americans, Alzheimer’s is expected to triple in number by 2050. A recent study suggests it is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.