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Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Association
Delaware Valley Chapter’s Latino Outreach Program!
¿Es usted familiar o cuida a una persona con problemas de la memoria o enfermedad de Alzheimer?Acompáñenos… Attend a Spanish Language Workshop:
These workshops will be presented in Spanish for Bilingual caregivers. In the sessions the caregiver will learn about the warnings signs of Alzehiemer’s, the stages of the disease, risk factor for among Latino population, how to go about getting testing ,information of how to communicate with someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia, how to deal with challenging behaviors and legal issues. Click here for a complete listing of all trainings.
Learn more about the chapter’s diversity programs
The Delaware Valley Chapter has been serving the mainstream community for more than 26 years. Our Latino Outreach Program began in 1998. The chapter’s experience, expertise and many community service partnerships enable the Alzheimer’s Association to bring quality service and compassionate care to families within the Hispanic/Latino community.
Hispanic/Latino outreach, and service delivery, is a priority for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. Most of the Latino outreach activities take place in Philadelphia, but the chapter strives to serve the increasing number of Hispanics/Latinos in different parts of our region including:
- Lehigh Valley
- South Jersey
The chapter provides education and support to the Hispanic/Latino community through culturally, and linguistically, appropriate educational resources, brochures, fact sheets, videos and DVDs covering a variety of caregiving topics.
- Resources to help Hispanic/Latino families understand, and cope with, the effects of Alzheimer’s disease
- 24/7 Helpline (with access to a translation service in 160 languages)
- Community and family education programs
- Support groups
- MedicAlert + Safe Return Program
The chapter also offers training to professionals who care for people with memory loss. We teach service providers to deliver the best day-to-day care to people with dementia in the following settings: Adult day services; in-home care workers; assisted living residences; personal care boarding homes and nursing homes.
The Delaware Valley Chapter provides a broad range of up-to-date educational programs IN SPANISH for:
- people living with the disease
- residential care professionals
- professional health care providers.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading provider of support and care for people diagnosed with or impacted by Alzheimer’s disease
Raul Mux, Associate Director Diversity
(215) 561-2919 ext. 324 or
Visit our website at: www.alz.org/desjsepa
With the support of our National Alzheimer’s Association Office and a local volunteer advisory committee, the chapter has revised and updated our resources translated into Spanish; i.e., the basic information packet, flyers, and brochures.
Spanish-language brochures and publications may be ordered from the Chapter Office. Single copies of brochures are FREE. Multiple copies may be purchased at $0.35 each.
- Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease Brochure in Spanish
Describes the diagnosis, stages of the disease, what to expect, current treatments and how your local Alzheimer's Association can help you and your family.
- If You Have Alzheimer’s Disease Brochure in Spanish
If you are, personally, experiencing changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia, you are probably experiencing some very intense emotions. This brochure can begin to reassure you about the diagnosis and start the process of helping you to understand what you should know about the disease and what you should do now that you have been diagnosed.
- Ten Warning Signs Flyer in Spanish
This is a checklist of common symptoms to help you recognize the difference between normal age-related memory changes and possible warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
Latinos are at particularly high risk for Type 2 diabetes, which may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about this connection and how to reduce the risk of diabetes. Brochure in Spanish & English.
- Staying Safe Brochure in Spanish
Safety is important for everyone, but individuals with dementia and their caregivers need to take particular precautions when it comes to creating a safe environment. Learn how to prevent injuries and help people with dementia to feel relaxed and less overwhelmed at home.
- Caregiver Stress Brochure in Spanish
Respect your well-being. Are you so overwhelmed by taking care of your loved one that you've neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being? Learn how to recognize ten common symptoms of stress.
- What is Happening to Grandpa?
The Alzheimer’s Association is aware of the difficulties faced by the family and caregivers of a person affected by Alzheimer’s. This book portrays the story of a Latino family going through the phases of awareness, treatment and care of a very close family member who has Alzheimer. Brochure in Spanish & English.
- “The Latino Family and Alzheimer’s Disease” DVD
A Spanish-language DVD with the option of English subtitles. Narrated by María Elena Salinas, the story-style program portrays a Latino family living with a grandmother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
- What are we doing against Alzheimer’s Disease Brochure in Spanish
Join the voices of people with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, friends, family and health care professionals to speak out for change and hope. Learn how can you get involve as a volunteer and advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Brochures and publications are available upon request by calling the Helpline: 800-272-3900