We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge.
24-Hour Toll Free Helpline
Our Helpline number, 1.800.272.3900, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Someone will be there to answer your questions, provide information, and make referrals to community services where they are available. We also provide language translation for non-English speaking callers as needed at the 800 number.
A multi-media reference library includes books, video/audio tapes, and brochures for family caregivers, students and professionals. For more information please contact us at the Chapter office at 1.800.272.3900.
An Alzheimer's support group is a small discussion group of caregivers, family, and friends of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to discuss issues related to the disease and also caring for someone who has it. The purpose of a support group is to provide a non-threatening and non-judgmental place for individuals to express their feelings and talk about their needs and concerns. A support group is a forum for exchanging information, getting practical ideas, learning about local resources and developing new friendships. Participation in a support group also provides emotional support. You'll find people there who will listen and understand so you no longer feel alone. For more information please contact email@example.com or 1.800.272.3900
Safe Return® Program
A Nationwide, community-based program designed to help identify and locate individuals who are memory-impaired and have wandered. The program includes a 24-hour toll-free number to report someone missing or found. Financial assistance is available in some counties. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.3900
Through the Helpline or in person, qualified Chapter staff provides support to families, offers accurate information, and explain the options for difficult situations to families and caregivers that they may be facing, equipping them with information to make informed decisions for their loved one. For more information please contact email@example.com or 1.800.272.3900
Respite Financial Assistance
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia is a 24-hour-a-day job that can both physically and emotionally exhaust the caregiver. Feelings of anger, frustration, loneliness, and depression are common. Without relief a caregiver's health can deteriorate, adding to the burden and reducing the quality of care the person with dementia receives. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.3900
The Chapter e-Newsletter, Perspectives, is a monthly publication for caregivers and health professionals. If you would like to be placed on our e-Newsletter mailing list please send an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and what e-maill address you would like it delivered to or give us a call at 1.800.272.3900
An important element of our Helpline and Care Consultations, our information packets are filled with various brochures, pamphlets, and flyers that cover all aspects of Alzheimer's disease and caring for the individual with Alzheimer's. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.3900
The Chapter participates in health fairs throughout the year. These include senior health fairs, statewide events, and conferences, and local health fairs. We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to help staff health fairs in their areas. If you can help, please contact us at e-mail email@example.com or 1.800.272.3900.
Members of the Chapter staff are available for free presentations to community groups, civic service and religious organizations, schools and the general public. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.272.3900
We provide training for health care professionals on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer's disease and care of individuals with Alzheimer's. Training range in length from one-hour in-services to full day workshops. A variety of topics are covered: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, Activities, Communications Skills, Managing Behavior Problems, Medical Overview, Maintain Relations with Family, and Managing Staff Stress. For more information or to schedule training for your facility or agency, please contact email@example.com or 1.800.272.3900
Activity Based Alzheimer's Care
The Alzheimer's Association® developed "Activity-Based Alzheimer's Care: Building a Therapeutic Program," for activity professionals, with some of the nation's leading activity experts in dementia care, to support care settings and caregiving staff in building therapeutic programs. Content and objectives are based on information and input from national focus groups, pilot programs, Alzheimer's Association® Chapter representatives, and other national organizations. For more information, please contact the Chapter at 1.800.272.3900, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.