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 • The Greater Dallas Chapter is the only centralized professional source of support for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers in the Dallas and surrounding counties. We provide a broad range of programs and services, educational classes, and support to thirty-four counties.
 • Our Helpline (800-272-3900) provides support and information to an average of 325 callers per month.
 • In FY 2011, we helped almost 4,558 callers seeking information and referrals and we responded to nearly 680 calls for in-depth care consultations.
 • In FY 2011, our chapter put on over 290 caregiver classes, conferences & education programs touching over 6,900 people.
 • In FY 2011 over 2,000 people attended an Alzheimer's Association support group.
 • In FY 2011 over 15,000 hours of respite was provided which allowed family caregivers to take a much needed break knowing that their loved one was being cared for by someone with the skills and the compassion to keep them safe and secure.
 • In FY 2011 we enrolled 152 new people (including 25 scholarships) into Medic Alert + Safe Return, our national identification program that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with dementia. Our chapter responded to 22 wandering incidents, with 21 successful returns. MA+SR is crucial because over 60% of people with dementia will wander. If not found within 24 hours, 50% risk serious injury or death.
 • Our chapter was one of the first in the nation to provide support and education to people with early stage dementia through our Trailblazer’s program. This program was started with a grant from United Way. Nine 8-week educational support group sessions were held during FY 2011 serving approximately 600 early stage patients and their care partners.
 • Our website alz.org/greaterdallas had over 35,000 visits last year.  

 

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