The entertainment industry has shone a national spotlight on Alzheimer's disease recently through the two high-profile movies: Still Alice, in which Oscar award-winning actress, Julianne Moore, portrays a woman with young-onset Alzheimer's disease, and I'll Be Me, a documentary following country music star, Glen Campbell, on his farewell tour after he was diagnosed with the disease.
This heightened public awareness of Alzheimer's disease will hopefully prompt a thoughtful, national conversation about not only the need for increased federal investment in Alzheimer's disease research, but also the need for investment in resources and supports for individuals facing this disease and related dementias.
As dementia care partners, it's important for us to be advocates for change in the dementia space to ensure that the individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families with whom we work have access to, and are receiving, the best care. Whether through reaching out to local, state, or federal officials or pursuing opportunities for professional networking and growth, DCPA encourages you to get involved and to keep the conversation about Alzheimer's disease going!
As always, please be in touch to let us know how we can best support you.
Kristen Cribbs, MPH
Deputy Director, Educational Services