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

Upcoming Summer Programs Spotlight:

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Education Classes
Support Groups
Additional Resources
Missouri Caregiver Programs


Education Classes

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a range of caregiver skill-building courses. Each course includes questions to check existing knowledge and exercises to apply new learnings to personal caregiving situations. The courses aim to help caregivers feel more prepared to handle the challenges that come with caring for someone living with dementia.
If you are interested in hosting a program, please click this link complete the request form below for each program requested (Example, if wanting to host a series, please complete for each program).

The Empowered Caregiver

This NEW education series teaches caregivers how to navigate the responsibilities of caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers can register for individual courses to meet their needs or complete the entire series. These first ever topics include:

Building Foundations of Caregiving explores the role of caregiver and changes they may experience, building a support team and managing caregiver stress.

Supporting Independence focuses on helping the person living with dementia take part in daily activities, providing the right amount of support and balancing safety and independence while managing expectations.

Communicating Effectively teaches how dementia affects communication, including tips for communicating well with family, friends and health care professionals.

Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors details common behavior changes and how they are a form of communication, non-medical approaches to behaviors and recognizing when additional help is needed.

Exploring Care and Support Services examines how best to prepare for future care decisions and changes, including respite care, residential care and end-of life care.

Other courses available include:

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
This course helps caregivers recognize common signs of the disease in themselves and others and identify next steps to take, including how to talk to their doctor.

Dementia Conversations
This course gives caregivers tips and strategies for having difficult — but important — conversations about driving, visiting the doctor and legal and financial planning.

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body
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 tips into a plan for healthy aging.

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances
This evidence-based course helps caregivers understand the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning, and teaches them how to start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, avoid financial abuse and fraud, and find support when needed.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
This course covers basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA approved treatments.

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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 see our list for specialty groups including male caregivers, adult children, spouses, and individuals in the early stages of dementia.


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Additional Online Resources

  • Email us: Do you have a question or concern that wasn't addressed on this page? Email us at and a trained Alzheimer's expert will get back with you. 

  • 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.

  • ALZNavigatorWhether 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.

  • United Way 2-1-1: United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.

    Missouri Caregiver Programs

    The Missouri Caregiver Program provides a variety of ways to support caregivers who are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

    When funds are available, Missouri residents can receive modest financial assistance to help with the cost of respite services, care products, and more.

    Click here to view the Missouri Caregiver Program webpage

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