The Great Plains Chapter is here to help you.
24/7 Helpline - 800.272.3900
The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call us if you have questions about:
Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options
How the Association can help you
Caregiving tips and respite care options
Services available in your community and referrals
You can also call us for emotional support –– as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you –– all day, every day. Just call 800.272.3900 to speak with one of our professionals.
If you prefer, send an email message to email@example.com for a prompt response to your questions.
We offer both peer and professionally led groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Some locations offer specialized groups for individuals with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to view a printable version of our Support Group listings. We also provide a Telephone Caregiver Support Group for caregivers who feel they could benefit from a support group, yet find it difficult to travel to a meeting site. For more information regarding joining the Telephone Support Group simply call 800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.
The Respite Care Assistance Program is a program funded by the Alzheimer's Association Great Plains Chapter. The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time to participate in recreational activities, run errands and/or simply to rest. The program is set up so that the primary caregiver can utilize the services of a home health agency, adult daycare program or an independent caregiver (neighbor, friend or family member) to care for their loved one with Alzheimer's disease for a brief period of time. Although the program will end 6/30/14, we have increased the maximum reimbursement amount from $500 to $1000 so be sure to take advantage of this great program while the funds are available. Please click here for more information regarding frequently asked questions.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for a listing.
We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us at 1-800-272-3900.
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We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.
We offer classroom and Web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes. Many programs allow you to earn CEUs.
Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause dementia know no boundaries. Many individuals and families in ethnic and cultural minority groups are in need of solid information about Alzheimer’s disease and health resources.
Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If an enrollee is missing, one phone call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver.
Local resources and referrals
We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s.
For more information, please contact us:
By phone: (402) 420-2540
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Care Navigator is an excellent tool for family and informal caregivers as well as professional caregivers. This new tool provides state specific resources and suggestions for a variety of issues pertinent to challenges of caregiving.
Clinical trials index
Learn about the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™, a confidential and free interactive tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and an individualized trial matching service for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias at www.alz.org/trialmatch or call 1-800-272-3900.