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As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1-800-272-3900.

Community Forum Spotlight: 

In Partnership with Mercy Crest
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Location: Mercy Crest - Activity Room | 1300 Strozier Lane, Barling AR 72923
  • 4pm - 5:30pm
  • Click here to register

Click the buttons below to learn more about each resource.


Questions from Caregivers

Our staff and volunteers have been fielding a range of questions as families settle into their new “normal.” We’ve compiled a list of these questions and will be adding to it as new ones arise. 

Please click on the 'Q&A' button and it will take you to the bottom of the page for the complete list.

Home-Based Activities and Resources

During this time of social distancing, those living with memory loss and their care partners may feel increasingly isolated and alone. To address the difficulties associated with staying home and being isolated from others, we have created a list of activities and coping strategies to help you through this time.

Click here to find virtual activities, resources, and tips on how to avoid conflict between caregivers and those with memory loss. 

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Support Groups

Our support groups bring together caregivers to offer encouragement, comfort, and advice for one another. We offer support groups that are in-person and virtual. Please visit our Support Group webpage to find a group that fits your needs.

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Education Classes

Join one or more of our free online education classes to learn about the signs, symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, care strategies and resources for individuals impacted by dementia.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's: Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone with memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis; positive tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources.

  • Check back for more classes soon!
Coping through the holidays for caregivers: As a caregiver, it is important to realize that holidays can continue to be meaningful for both the person with dementia and their family. Your holiday traditions may become “different” but they can continue to be wonderful. We will talk caregiver stress during the holidays, provide tips for those with a loved one in a facility, addressing family conflict during the holidays, how we can adapt our traditions and celebrations to make the holidays joyous for caregivers, families, and individuals living with dementia, and more!
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Coping through the holidays - Past, present and future: This is an interactive program for individuals with dementia and their care partners. For many, holidays are filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But holidays can also cause stress, disappointment and sadness after one has been diagnosed with dementia, and because of COVID-19, holiday celebrations may look different this year. Join us as we talk through strategies for coping through the holiday season and discuss ways we can continue to make the holidays meaningful.

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Dementia Conversations: This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

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Effective Communication Strategies: Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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Introduction to Alzheimer's: Hear a brief overview of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and the Alzheimer’s Association services. Topics include the impact of Alzheimer’s, risk factors, warning signs and how others can join the fight against the disease.
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Legal and Financial Planning: This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: making legal plans that fit your needs; legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; how to find legal and financial assistance; practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care; tax deductions and credits; government programs that can help pay for care
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Living with Alzheimer's Middle Stage - For Caregivers: In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this class as we discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.
  • Check back for more classes soon!

Living with Alzheimer's for Late Stage Caregivers: In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically
involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this 2-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior: Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Additional Online Resources

  • ALZ Connected: ALZ Connected is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including people with the disease, caregivers, family members, friends, and individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
  • Community Resource Finder: Community Resource Finder is a database that helps you easily locate dementia resources, programs and services in your area. Resources provided include Alzheimer's Association programs and services, adult day centers, geriatric care managers, home care, housing options, hospice care, legal services and transportation services.
  • ALZNavigator: Whether you’re living with memory loss, or you care for someone who is, answer a few questions about your situation and ALZNavigator™, an interactive online tool, will guide you to your next steps.