We need your help to make a difference in the lives of your members.
People facing Alzheimer’s and dementia often turn to their faith communities for emotional and spiritual support. People who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, especially those raised in religious households, are uplifted by worship services and visits. They often have the desire to continue to partake in church activities.
Family members also have spiritual needs. Caring for a loved one can last for years, leaving the caregiver weary, isolated, frustrated and depressed. At the same time, they may grieve the many losses of this journey. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the importance of spirituality and has developed programs to partner with congregations providing education and support to their members.
Faith Partner Directory
Faith Outreach Calendar of Events
Shedding Light on Alzheimer's Upcoming Sessions
Shedding Light is an event for faith leaders, clergy, Stephen Ministers, lay stewards, parish nurses, ministerial alliance members, chaplains, and concerned community members.
Attendees will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of dementia, discover ways to help congregants through the journey of Alzheimer’s, provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and learn ways to support Alzheimer’s families in their congregation facing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Check back for more dates!
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I want to do more:
Become a Faith Outreach Representative
Faith Outreach Representatives are trained volunteers of the Alzheimer's Association. They serve as a liaison for their faith community, helping to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and ensuring that families get linked to the Alzheimer's Association for services and support.
To learn more and become a Faith Outreach Representative, please fill out an application by clicking here.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
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Alzheimer's Awareness Campaign
Join the Fight.
Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. And the time is now.
Take the Pledge.
In honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we are calling on faith communities to raise their voices and Go Purple. Through this awareness initiative, Go Purple increases knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of early diagnosis, and services to support families through the Alzheimer’s Association.
Date: Month of June
What: Raise awareness! Select one or more dates during the month of June to hold Go Purple activities.
Here is a great way you can support the cause throughout the month of June.
Go Purple: Go Purple allows faith communities to support the Alzheimer’s Association by going purple to raise awareness of the disease and those impacted. Participants will receive a packet complete with END ALZ stickers, Alzheimer's awareness ribbons, disease information, activity suggestions, step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing your activity, a modifiable poster, email blasts, social media messages and talking points. Register early so you can plan your activity!
By participating in this event, your organization can be enhanced through:
- Opportunities to learn about support for families facing Alzheimer’s disease.
- Educational resources and linkages to support services for your constituents.
- Volunteer opportunities available with the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Unite in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association.
If you or your organization are interested in participating in either of these initiatives, fill out a form below. Once registered, participants will receive a welcome packet that includes activity ideas, tips, messaging and more!
Go Purple Registration Form
Request Addtional Go Purple Material
Special thanks to the prior year participating faith communities for helping raise awareness within their communities!
If your congregation participated and is not listed, we would like to hear from you! Please email Meghan McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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