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The Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter is dedicated to advancing the care, support, and research to all those affected by Alzheimer's in Mississippi. We offer local support groups, community education, advocacy efforts, and fundraising events throughout the state for anyone looking to become involved. 

Gulf Coast Caregiver Conference

Friday June 17th 2022
8:30am-3:00pm
Hospitatlity Resort Management Center
420 Debuys Rd
Biloxi, MS  39531

Free event.  Lunch and social work CE hours included. 

Find out more and register here

 

Education Programs

Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the free trainings and workshops on this page to gain caregiving skills and practical advice. Courses are also avaiable in Spanish.  These courses can also be presented live virtually or in person.  Email KriDavis@alz.org with any speaker requests.

 


June 14th    10:30 a.m. CT
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

June 17th    12:00 p.m. CT
Research Symposium 

June 18th    9:00 a.m. CT
100 Black Women Symposium 

June 30th    11:00 a.m. CT
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

 

 

Purple Sundays

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Mississippi State Department of Health will be hosting ‘Purple Sunday’ events at churches across the state to help spread awareness and education around Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia. Please join us by contacting Kristen White at KriDavis@alz.org to host a Purple Sunday Event in your community.
 

Caregiver Resources

Our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), staffed by master’s-level clinicians and specialists, provides confidential support and information to all those affected in over 200 languages.

We host ALZConnected® , an online community where people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers can ask questions and find support.

Community Resource Finder, a comprehensive database of programs and services, housing and care services, and legal experts, allows people to locate resources in their communities.

Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide Caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking you to information, support and local resources.

Navigating Alzheimer's and Related Dementia:  A Roadmap for Families

Mississippi State Agency Services for Older Adults is a document that has over 40 pages of local resources including respite care, financial assistance programs, legal services and more. 
 

Support Groups

Starkville

Church of Christ
613 East Lee Boulevard
1st Tuesday 6:30PM – 730PM
Cindy Walker 662-498-0025

Tupelo
Family Resource Center of North MS
. 507 S. Church Street Tupelo, MS
Fourth Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Sheila Davis (662) 844-0013 

Gulf Coast

Trinity United Methodist Church
5007 Lawson Ave
Gulfport, MS 39507
2nd Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Janis Anderson 228-861-0173

Magnolia Occupational & Physical Therapy
2525 HWY 90 Ste 11
Gautier, MS 39553
Last Tuesday of the month   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Frances Palazzolo    (228) 471-5205

A list of all support groups throughout the state of Mississippi can be found HERE.
 

Community Forums 

We are looking to host forums throughout the state of Mississippi to educate and understand the communities needs regarding this disease.  If you are interested in hosting a forum in your area, please contact Kristen Davis White at KriDavis@alz.org

 

Want to volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association?  Visit volunteer.alz.org

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