Alongside advocates, the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter will host an Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the Rhode Island State House in Providence on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 2:00PM-4:00PM to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Rhode Island. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report, there are 23,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and 53,000 Alzheimer’s caregivers in Rhode Island.

The Advocacy Day will provide opportunities for advocates to meet face-to-face with their state elected officials. Advocates will share their personal stories of how Alzheimer’s has impacted their lives with state policymakers. Advocates will also have a chance to see a press conference on state legislative initiatives with Lt. Governor Dan McKee, House Representatives Joseph Shekarchi and Mia Ackerman, Senator Cynthia Coyne, Department of Elderly Affairs Director Rose Jones and two guest speakers on their journey with Alzheimer’s and with caregiving. .

Interested in attending the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day and having your voice heard? Would your company like to have a vendor table? Contact Eric Creamer at ercreamer@alz.org or 401.421.0008 or visit alz.org/RI to sign up.