WASHINGTON STATE PLAN PROVIDES CRUCIAL SUPPORT TO RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA Alzheimer’s Association and advocates to meet with state legislators in Olympia, Feb. 9 SEATTLE, WASH. Dec. 5, 2017 - Over 110,000 Washingtonians are living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 335,000 caregivers are providing their care. The Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter and Alzheimer’s advocates from across the state will visit legislators in Olympia on February 9, 2018 to discuss the importance of continued support for people impacted by the disease. Governor Jay Inslee knows the struggles families face and the importance of implementing a plan: “Every part of our state is touched by dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The impact is felt by individuals and families who bear the greatest emotional and financial responsibility, by our employers and economy, by health care systems striving to meet complex needs and by local communities and state resources.” Alzheimer’s State Plan implementation is led by the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), a group of partners committed to preparing Washington for the growth of the dementia population. Priorities for the DAC include creating an interactive, online version of the Dementia Road Map to guide caregivers, educate providers and ensure greater access to services and support. Registration for Advocacy Day is open online or by calling 206.363.5500. About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.