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The Alzheimer’s Association® is here to help.

Support

Respite Reimbursement
Helpline
Care consultation
Support groups
Message boards

Education

Publications
e-news letters
Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information
Brain Health

Resources

MedicAlertSafe Return®
Resources and referrals

Clinical trials index
Caregiver Center

  

Respite Reimbursement Grant Application

New funding for our Respite Care Assistance Program has been made possible through a grant from the Lincoln Community Foundation on behalf of the Helen E. Clough Older Adults Field of Interest Fund, the Sheila Dickinson Dinsmore Graf Care for Older Adults Fund, and the Jennings B. & Beulah G. Haggerty Older Adults FOI Fund.

The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time to participate in recreational activities, run errands and/or simply to rest.

To be considered for respite financial assistance the primary caregiver must:
1. Reside in Lancaster County.
2. Complete the Caregiver Application and Release Form and have the attending physician complete and return the Physician's Statement of Diagnosis form to the Lincoln office.

Funding is limited so be sure to apply as soon as possible! 

Click here to access and print the forms or to learn more about the Program.

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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.

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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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

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

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.

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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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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.