#WeWontWait to End Alzheimer’s, Too

Anthropologist Margaret Mead once famously encouraged us to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

This week, another group of women have taken up Mead’s mantle as they meet in D.C. as part of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Summit.

The two-day conversation features a dinner honoring Alzheimer’s advocates, a Congressional briefing, the release of new data and the unveiling of the new We Won’t Wait campaign to encourage supporters to take action to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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The summit ends with the creation of an action-oriented “Women’s Agenda for Action to Stop Alzheimer’s,” which advocates for policies that support caregivers and people with the disease.

WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s brings an important perspective, and sense of urgency, to the ongoing fight against a disease that affects an estimated 5.3 million Americans. Among their stated goals? Cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. As I’ve stated before, if we want to curtail the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic, we’ll need to work together. Luckily for us, with groups like WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s at the helm, progress can’t be far off.