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Dementia and Disabilities Supportive Services Program

The Dementia and Disabilities Supportive Services Program (DDSSP) offers educational programming and behavioral consultation to agencies and individuals caring for people with developmental disabilities and dementia or those at risk for developing dementia.

The goal is to help the developmental disability service network become more dementia capable by collaborating with agencies serving those living with developmental disabilities.

Upcoming DDSSP Webinars:

Dementia & Disabilities for the Professional Caregiver (1.5 CEUs for social workers will be available after completion!)
People with developmental disabilities (DD) are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. Join us to learn the risk of dementia for those with DD, the unique signs and symptoms of dementia in this population; and how to best respond to changes in behavior, personality, communication and self-care abilities.

There are three opportunities to take part:

  • Wednesday, July19, 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 4, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Tuesday, August 15, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

No webcam or microphone required to attend this webinar, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Kristi Davis ( | 248.996.1052) to register and instructions on how to join the webinar.Click here for a printer friendly flyer.

Harry L. Nelson Helpline

The 24/7 Harry L. Nelson Helpline provides confidential support, education and referral services to individuals seeking information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Helpline also has access to support in over 170 languages.

Call us for 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. Living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you, all day and every day.

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Nancy and James Grosfeld Center at Henry Ford Health System

The Alzheimer's Association - Nancy and James Grosfeld Center at Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute is designed to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art system of health care delivery for individuals served by Henry Ford Health System who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The program will pair a counselor from the Alzheimer's Association with a neurologist or diagnosing physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Following a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia, families will be seen by the on-site counselor for development of a care plan.

Additional information can be found in our brochure or on the Henry Ford Health System website - Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Cognitive Disorders or Neuroscience.

For more information about our services please call the Helpline at 800 272 3900.

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Care Consultation

Stress and depression can take a toll on individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, and their caregivers. Care Consultation is designed to meet the needs of the caregiver, and individuals diagnosed with dementia. Aspects of this program include a comprehensive assessment of needs, the creation of a person-centered plan of care and the coordination of appropriate resources. Education, coping strategies, effective communication, problem solving, understanding behaviors and planning for the future are topics often addressed in a supportive and confidential environment.

The Metro Detroit office is currently set up to accept Medicare Part B for care consultation services. If you do not have Medicare Part B, a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay is available. In order to receive more information or to schedule a care consultation appointment, please call the Helpline at 800 272 3900.

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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 caregivers and others with specific needs.

Click here to find a support group in your area.

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Wraparound Program

Wraparound program helps families and their loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias to manage behavioral challenges successfully by working with the community and family teams to identify needed resources and provide support, education and counseling services.

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Early-Stage Resources

Workshops are designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. The activities promote physical, social and cognitive well-being. Click here to visit the support groups page and learn more about our early-stage opportunities.

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Activity Blog

Keeping your brain active and engaged increases its vitality and builds reserves of brain cells and connections at all stages of dementia. However, as abilities change, it can be hard to think of activities that are fun and just the right amount of challenging. That’s where we come in. Click here to read weekly posts on activities for those with memory loss and their care partners.

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Message Boards

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers 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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The Alzheimer’s Association offers many of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for a listing.

We also maintain a variety of educational materials such as: brochures, videos, audiotapes and books on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us 800 272 3900.

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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.

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Multilingual Information

Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause 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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MedicAlert+Safe Return®

Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If an enrollee is missing, one phone call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver.

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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: Click here

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