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Holiday Tips for the Caregiver
Preparation for the holidays can be stressful and tiring even under the best of circumstances.  For families and caregivers of Alzheimer, the holidays are often sad and difficult.  However, with acceptance and planning, they can be sources of great pleasure.  Click here to learn more about planning and preparing for the Holidays.




Respite Reimbursement Grant Application
On occasion we are able to distribute funding for Respite Care Grants to help caregivers take time for themselves while knowing that their loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia are cared for and safe.  Below is information regarding our current open Respite Care Grant opportunities.

Douglas and Sarpy County Respite Care Assistance Program
We are happy to announce that we are able to provide reimbursement for caregiving services through our Respite Care Assistance Program for residents of either Douglas County or Sarpy County.  The grant period will run from January 15, 2016 until September 15, 2016, or until funds are depleted. 

In order to utilize this grant, the following requirements must be met:
- Complete the 2016 Respite Care Assistance Program Grant Application.
- Submit a Physician Statement if you have not submitted on in prior grant cycles (included in the Application).
.- Complete a caregiver education class or attend a support group session.  You may find these listings here.

More information can be found on our FAQ sheet, found in the application documents. 

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Grant Program
The Home Instead Senior Care® network and Hilarity for Charity® are proud to partner together to provide a much-needed grant program to provide in-home care services for families living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

This Alzheimer's Care Grant Program is open to any family in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).  Throughout the life of this program, grants for in-home care services will be awarded on an ongoing basis to families living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.

The Hilarity for Charity team knows how important free resources are for families and works closely with the Alzheimer's Association and the Home Instead Senior Care network to provide families access and guidance to available care and support programs and resources.  For more information and to apply, visit:  HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com

A program through the Nebraska Respite Network (not sponsored through the Alzheimer's Association)
The Lifespan Respite Subsidy Program pays for respite services to give the primary caregiver a temporary break.

Click here to visit the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services page regarding this program or Call 1-866-RESPITE for more information.

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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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send an email message to Clay Freeman at: cfreeman@alz.org for a prompt response to your questions.

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Care Consultation

Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease.  We can proide care consultation services to you by telephone, e-mail or in person.  These include:

  • Assessment of needs
  • Assistance with planning and problem solving
  • Supportive listening

Contact us for more information:

Phone:  800.272.3900
E-mail:  cfreeman@alz.org

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Support Groups

We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer's disease.  Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.  Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer's, adult caregiver and others with specific needs.

Learn more about our Support Groups
Click to view calendar

By phone:  800.272.3900
By e-mail:  mailto:echantland@alz.org

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Message Boards

The Alzheimer's Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregiver 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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Publications

The Alzheimer's Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures.  Click here for a listing.

The Holiday Tips for Caregivers brochure is a special publication created by the Alzheimer's Association, Nebraska Chapter. Click here to view printable PDF booklet.

We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer's disease an related disorders.  To learn more about our library, call us at 800.272.3900

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Weekly E-news letter

Sign up to receive our free weekly e-news letters.  Stay up-to-date on the latest news and advances in Alzheimer's treatments, care and research.  Get tips for living with Alzheimer's as well as simple ideas on how you can support the fight to end Alzheimer's. 

Click here to sign up
*We do not share e-mail addresses with third parties.

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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

By phone:  800.272.3900
By e-mail:  cfreeman@alz.org

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For Professionals
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

By phone:  800.272.3900
By e-mail:  cfreeman@alz.org

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Multilingual information

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of 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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Brain Health

The health or your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do:  thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing - and even sleeping.  Our website is packed full of important information regarding how to make brain-healthy life choices.  Click here to learn more.

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MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.  We provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.  Click here to learn more.

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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.

For more information, please contact us:

By phone:  800.272.3900
By e-mail:  cfreeman@alz.org

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Clinical Trials Index

We need your help to advance research.  Sign up for Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch
today!


People with Alzheimer, caregivers and healthy volunteers are needed today to participate in Alzheimer's and dementia research.

When you join a clinical trial, you have an opportunity to participate in vital research that could change the course of Alzheimer's disease and improve the lives of all those it affects.

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™, a confidential and fee interactive tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and an individualized trial matching service for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  To learn more click here or call 800.272.3900.

Care Ecosystem

UCSF and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are partnering with patients and their caregivers to better understand and manage dementia with a new, telephone and web-based model of care.  This project is funded by a 3 year, $10 million Healthcare Innovations Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.  The impact of the Care Ecosystem will be studied, as it aims to support patients and their caregivers with decision-making, medications, caregiver support, online education, and, for a subset of patients, remote monitoring with smartphones, watches and home sensors.

Click here to see if you qualify

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center

Caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementia face special challenges.  Come visit our online Alzheimer's and Dementia caregiver Center.  Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.

Click here to visit our Caregiver Center.

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Community Resource Finder

Get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer's and dementia resources, community programs, Medical Services, Housing options and more!

Click here to start your search


 

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