Since it was formed, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) has been a driving force to make Alzheimer’s a national priority at the federal and state level. Over the years we have seen tremendous progress — from nearly tripling Alzheimer’s research funding at the National Institutes of Health to the creation and implementation of state Alzheimer’s plans. Each of these successes is part of a team effort with our network of grassroots advocates at the heart of this progress.
One such advocate, AIM Ambassador Susan Dornblaser, has been working to raise awareness of the impact Alzheimer’s and other dementias on the citizens of Oklahoma. Recently she highlighted new research released at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) finding Oklahoma is a “neurology desert" in an opinion editorial for the Tulsa World. You can read her piece to learn what Oklahoma is doing to address Alzheimer’s and its neurology shortcoming here.