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The Great Plains Chapter is here to help you.

Support

Helpline
Support groups
Message boards
Respite

Education

Publications
Newsletter
Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information

Resources

Safe Return®
Local resources and referrals
Clinical trials index
Family Care Navigator


 

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:

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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send an email message to nnickel@alz.org for a prompt response to your questions.

 

Support Groups

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.

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Click to search for Support Groups by zip code.

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Message Boards

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.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

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Respite Care Assistance

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.

Respite Care Application.
Payment Request Form

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Publications

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.

Chapter lending library list

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Newsletter

Read our latest e-newsletter.
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Disclaimer--Alzheimer's Association of the Great Plains Chapter does not endorse products, manufacturers or services. Such names appear here solely because they are considered valuable information. The Association assumes no liability for the use or content of any product or service mentioned.
 

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Educational programs

We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.

Education program listing.

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Professional training

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.

Professional training listings.

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Multilingual information

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.

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Safe Return®

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.

Learn more about Safe Return.

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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.

Community Resource Finder

For more information, please contact us:
By phone: (402) 420-2540
By e-mail: nnickel@alz.org

 

Family Care Navigator

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.

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Clinical trials index

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