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Here you will find information about a wide variety of services the Greater Indiana Chapter provides, including our 24/7 Helpline, Support Groups, Care Consultation, Early Stage Programs and MedicAlert + Safe Return.  Scroll down the page for all categories.

  Caregiver's Guide
Looking for a guide to help you navigate your caregiver responsibilities? View our comprehensive Caregiver's Guide in digital format, or call 317-575-9620 or email kjenkins@alz.org for copy of your own that we will mail to you free of charge.
   

Call anytime, anywhere.  800.272.3900
If you are worried about memory loss, need to navigate care plan options or just want someone to talk to, the Alzheimer's Association Helpline is a free, 24/7 resource available to you.  Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:
-    Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
-  Medications and other treatment options
-  General information about aging and brain health
-  Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
-  Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions
- Connect you to a licensed social worker to assist in developing one-on-one care plan.
-  Referrals to local community programs, services and ongoing support

 

Find support groups in your area. The Alzheimer's Association offers monthly support groups to provide family caregivers and friends of individuals with dementia an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others.

There is no cost or commitment to attend. If you have questions about support groups, please call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. NOTE: These support groups are for caregivers only. Healthcare Professionals seeking to market their services are not allowed.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ALZConnected is the first dedicated online social networking community for anyone impacted by Alzheimer's disease. It provides a safe place for people to connect with others in similar situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Alzheimer's Navigator™ is an online assessment program provided by the Alzheimer's Association to help caregivers and people with dementia evaluate their needs, execute action steps and connect with local programs and services.

Caregiver Center is a place to find caregivers resources, information and support.

Community Resource Finder is the Alzheimer's Association's new online search engine that offers a person with dementia and their caregivers a way to search a comprehensive database to easily locate community programs, services and resources.

 

Care Consultation is a service to assist the person with disease and their families/care partner in planning for and dealing with all aspects of the illness experience, from a new diagnosis to late stage.  Examples of services include:
- One-on-one education about the disease process, treatment and research opportunities
- Information and resources to assist with legal, financial and social security issues including Medicaid and Medicare
- Information about community services to meet the changing needs of care partners and persons with dementia
- Address safety issues
- Identify and clarify roles and responsibilities of caregiving
- Assist caregivers with development of positive caregiving strategies

 These services are provided by a licensed social worker.  In office visits can be arranged in the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne or Northwest Indiana offices.  For more information about Care Consultation or to make a referral, contact Denise Saxman at dsaxman@alz.org, or call 317-587-2204.

Download the Care Consultation brochure.

 

These programs are designed for individuals to participate with a network of families who are experiencing a similar journey in a friendly and safe environment.

Registration through the Alzheimer's Association is required to attend all early-stage programs.

View the Early-Stage Program Brochure which highlights the below programs.

Screening is required prior to attending most of the groups and individuals must have a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. In the early stages, individuals retain the ability to participate in daily activities and give-and-take dialogue. Care partners are encouraged to attend. To learn more about any of these programs, please contact Kristen at 317-587-2217.

"I Have Alzheimer's" - A person living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia may have feelings of isolation and uncertainty. The Alzheimer's Association created "I Have Alzheimer's" in a special section of alz.org to help empower those living in the early stages of the disease.

To download the Early Stage Handbook, click here.

"Learning Together" is available in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.  It is a six-week psycho-educational program for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's or another dementia and one care partner. The program provides information, emotional support and socialization among peers within a safe accepting atmosphere. The early stage participant must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, understand that they have the disease and be able to talk about what it means for them. Both parties must desire to attend the program.

"Meet Me at IMA" - The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter has partnered with the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) to launch a new program sponsored by the Klapper Family Foundation. It provides an opportunity for early-stage individuals to participate in a facilitated conversation of artworks in the IMA collection with their care partner, family, or friends. The art conversation is facilitated by trained IMA docents. These programs take place on the 4th Tuesday of the month. For details, view brochure above.

Community Theatre
Early-stage participants are invited to attend dress rehearsal performances for upcoming shows at the following community theatres. Tickets are limited for all performances. Please call 317-587-2217 to confirm dates, availability, and show information.
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel
Mud Creek Players in NE Indy

"Musical Moments" - The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter has partnered with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to offer participants the opportunity to engage through music.  Tickets are limited and advance registration for each performance is required.

"Perfect Harmony" - Join us at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel as we go back in time by exploring the origins of many of our most beloved songs. We will be guided by a docent through an interactive program and engage in music and discussion about songs that were written and recorded by some of the most cherished artists of all time. Call 317-587-2217 to register. These programs take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Early Stage Support Group: Carmel -  This is a social engagement program run in partnership with PrimeLife Enrichment in Carmel. You must be a Hamilton County resident to participate. The program will capitalize on the many instructors and facilitators of PrimeLife as well as take advantage of program participant talents. The participants will have input into the program agenda and it will meet once a month at PrimeLife.

FORT WAYNE:
"Meet Me at FWMoA"

Participants will tour FWMoA with trained docents, observing selected pieces of art to initiate a conversation.  Call 317-587-2217 to register.  Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

 

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. It will provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing. 

Grant funds are available to Hoosiers living with dementia and caregivers to cover enrollment fees. Call Kristen at 317-587-2217 to learn more about grant opportunities for MedicAlert + Safe Return.

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