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Our vision is to ignite a movement and mobilize women to boldly raise their voices against Alzheimer’s.
Together, we will educate women everywhere about the need to stop Alzheimer’s disease before it impacts our daughters and future generations.
We invite organizations and individuals to join our fight.
As a member of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s unites women across the globe to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Our growing network of women is impatient with the slow progress being made in the Alzheimer’s fight. Driven by our passion, we are committed to ending current “business-as-usual” approaches to funding, research and advocacy, bringing Alzheimer’s out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Because women won’t wait.
We are the first-ever widespread effort to define Alzheimer’s as the twenty-first century’s primary economic justice issue and health crisis for women. We are collaborating with private-sector companies that reach women; advocacy organizations in health, women’s rights, and business; and our highly influential leadership circle of women to disrupt the conversations about this disease. It is time for the issue of Alzheimer’s and women to be part of conversations in our board rooms, in our living rooms, and in our communities. We are fighting for policies that increase Alzheimer’s research funding across the board, with a specific focus on sex-based research, economic justice for patients and the caregivers that support them, improved access to diagnosis and treatment, and greater promotion of brain health initiatives. We distribute white papers, host expert convenings, and direct advocacy with policy makers and private-sector leaders.
- Public Funding: Multiply the amount of public funding for Alzheimer’s research.
- Sex-Based Research: Demand that sex-based studies are a research priority.
- Economic Justice: Overhaul social support, medical, and workplace systems to alleviate the economic injustice of Alzheimer’s.
- Diagnosis and Treatment: Improve families’ access to diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials.
- Brain Health: Promote risk reduction strategies and ideas for living well with Alzheimer’s.
|Mary Lenard||Giving Voice Initiative|
|Jamie Tyrone||Beating Alzheimer's by Embracing Science|
|Laurie Burrows Grad||Civic Leader|
|Janice Wade-Whitehead||Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc.|
|Rita Hortenstine||Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders|
|Helen Matheny||Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute|
|Sarah Abbott||RiALZ/ Blondes vs. Brunettes|
|Maddy Dychtwald||Civic Leader|
|Bonnie Osher||Civic Leader|
|Lynda Everman||WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, ActivistsAgainstAlzheimer's, ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Semipostal Advocate|
|Alice Watkins||Alzheimer's North Carolina|
|Cecilla Arradaza||Brunswick Group|
|Beth Roberts||NBC Universal|
|Lesley Solomon||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Sandra Chapman||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Sandra Chapman||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Mary O'Connor||Civic Leader|
|Jill Granader||Cambridge Information Group|
|Carol Paris Seay||Civic Leader|
|Kate Zong||Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health|
|Natalie Disantis||Emory University School of Medicine|
|Sally Rosenfield||Cure Alzheimer's Fund|
|Gail Rosseau||NorthShore University HealthSystem|
|Debbie Hanna||Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium|
|Deborah Dingell||D2 Strategies|
|Phyllis Barkman Ferrell||Eli Lilly|
|Miller Piggott||Alzheimer's of Central America|
|Billie Rippey||Civic Leader|
|Reisa Sperling||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Betty Ann Tanner||Civic Leader|
|Ryan Triplette||Eli Lilly|
|Monica Parker||Emory University School of Medicine|
|Anna Fitch||Civic Leader|
|Mary Sundsmo||University of California, San Diego|
|Neelum Aggarwal||Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center|
|Mary Ann Ragona||Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center|
|Patricia Lombreglia||Alzheimer's Disease and Geriatric Nursing Consultant|
|Betsy Broyles Arnold||Caregivers United|
|Maria Freire||Foundation for the National Institutes of Health|
|Joan Cronan||University of Tennessee|
|Marietta Anthony||Women's Health Expert|
|Molly Arnold||Alzheimer's Playbook|
|Shelia Humberstone||Stone Bridge Consulting|
|Lynn Wood-Harwell||Harvard Medical School|
|Jill Goldstein||Harvard Medical School|
|Dianna Shineman||Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation|
|Olivia Mastry||Collective Action Lab; ACT on Alzheimer's|
|Anna Shadman||Johnson and Johnson|
|Glenda MacMullin||Consumer Electronics Association|
|Roberta Diaz Brinton||University of Southern California|
|Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health|
"We are a disruptive coalition of women, joined by our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s, and we won't wait."
Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
of the 5 million seniors in the United States with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
of all unpaid Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women.
of women caring for those with Alzheimer’s have had to quit work owing to caregiving duties.
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