The Alzheimer’s Association’s greater Idaho chapter has scheduled an Advocacy Day at the state Capitol Thursday. Supporters, wearing signature purple, plan to blanket the Capitol to seek support from lawmakers for efforts to promote research and care in line with state programs to address the disease and related conditions.
The afternoon rally runs until 4 p.m. with attendees gathering for a group picture on the Capitol steps at 1 p.m.
According to the Idaho chapter, more than 23,000 people in Idaho are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
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