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Mississippi Chapter

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.
To learn more about what the Mississippi Chapter is currently working view our September 2022 town hall.  You can view the recording here.

North Mississippi Caregiver Conference

Caregivers, families and professionals affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia are invited to join us, free of charge.
Lunch provided | 5.5 social work CE hours

June 22, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Belden Conference Center
3200 Adams Farm Road
Belden, MS 38826
Register Here.


Speakers and Agenda

8:00am  Registeration/ Visit with Exhibtors 
8:30am  Diagnosing Dementia with Dr. Lee Greer

Dr-Lee-Greer.jpgLee Greer, M.D., serves as Corporate Medical Director for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. He is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification – Geriatric Medicine. His presentation will discuss the various types of dementia and how they are diagnosed, as well as various risk reduction strategies.


9:30am Effective Communication Strategies with Amanda Moore, RN, BSN

pic-(1).jpgpic-(3).jpgScreenshot-(348).pngAmanda Moore is a registered nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She has 19 years of nursing experience with the majority of that being done in Neurology and Gerontology. Her presentation will discuss the communication changes that happen throughout the course of Alzheimer's disease and how to connect at each stage.

10:30 Break & Visit with Exhibitors
10:45 Healing After Loss with Brandon Tutor

unnamed.jpgBrandon Tutor is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Grief Counselor with experience working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns. Brandon will share about types and stages of grief, coping mechanisms and resources.


11:45 Break for Lunch
12:30 Community Resource Panel
1:45 Break & Visit with Exhibitors
2:00 Brain Health is Public Health with Sondra Lee Bell

pic-(2).jpgSondra Lee-Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Southern University and A & M College. She has served the state of Mississippi through various director and grant administrative roles. Sondra will share about the CDC's BOLD program and how it has shaped public health in Mississippi as well as social determinants of health and health care related disparities.

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 with any speaker requests.


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 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

St. Catherine's Village, Campbell Cove
200 Dominican Drive
4th Wednesday 11am-12:30pm
Cynthia Armstrong 601-856-0123

Church of Christ
613 East Lee Boulevard
1st Tuesday 6:30PM – 730PM
Cindy Walker 662-498-0025
*temporarily not meeting*

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

Summerfield Senior Living of Gulfport
14744 N Swan Rd
Gulfport, MS  39503
2nd Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm
Christopher Thompson 228-678-1100

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

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