More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, including more than 24,000 in the state of Idaho.
The Alzheimer's Association's Idaho chapter met at the State Capitol for Advocacy Day Tuesday. Around 5 dozen purple-clad volunteers lobbied state lawmakers, telling first-hand accounts of promising research, and tried to connect with stories of the way the terrible disease slowly robs people of their memories.
"So we have over fifty five meetings set up with legislators across the state, and really just providing them information and resources on the true impact of Alzheimers in our state," said Adrean Cavener, the Alzheimer's Association Executive Director.
This is the seventh year the volunteers have taken over the capitol building.