Missouri Caregiver Program
This program provides small grants, up to $1,000 to help with the cost of respite services, care products, home modifications or assistive technology for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. The caregiver who is seeking the assistance must live with the person who is living with Alzheimer's or another dementia and both must live in Missouri.
Caregiver Support Groups
More than 30 Heart of America Chapter support groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and joys of caregiving. Group members share their feelings and find emotional support as well as exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Support group members bring new ideas to the table, learn about local and Association resources, share new ways of coping, boost each other's energy, and help build confidence. If you are a caregiver for a person with dementia, join a support group; you will benefit and help others.
For more information, please check the schedule.
Support groups and Breakfast Clubs can be found at the Community Resource Finder page. Once there, click on ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, and then in the drop down menu, click SUPPORT GROUP
Families and care partners have many questions and concerns about Alzheimer's disease and often need assistance finding and utilizing community resources. The Alzheimer's Association offers individual and family care planning. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. To make an appointment with a dementia care specialist, call our office at 913.831.3888.
Consider printing off some companion cards to offer when you are out in the public with your loved one who has Alzheimer's or other dementia to help ease communication. Click here to learn more about the Companion Cards
Watch this video on the Caregiver's Perspective on Alzheimer's in Our Community