Through this program, persons with early stage dementia are linked through a supervised telephone peer support program to share information and coping strategies, reduce social isolation, and provide emotional support. The program provides a supportive environment where people can talk freely about the effects of dementia on their lives.
An informal survey conducted by the Alzheimer's Association found that 76 percent of respondents would find the connection to others facing the disease a helpful service. After receiving training, volunteers living with Alzheimer's disease conduct confidential telephone calls to answer questions and offer a unique perspective that only someone living with the disease can.
Peer to peer is an ongoing program and indiviuals wishing to receive calls can begin participating at any time. We are currently accepting referrals for this new early-stage program.
For more information or to make a referral, call 713.314.1313 or 800.272.3900