well public policy is one of the cornerstones of what the Association does we are trying to implement good sound public policy anything from increasing funding for research at the federal level to providing better care and support services for families at the local level one of the incredible things about working the public policy office in Washington we bring in experts from across government to come in and tell us about the latest of what's happening we're able to access those experts at the highest level we're working for hundreds of thousands of families that are living with Alzheimer's disease right now that really was what motivates me