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Alzheimer's Association

Who We Are

Mission:To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Today, the Chapter impacts thousands of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in the twostate
area through six core programs:
(1) Helpline/ Information and Referral offers 24/7 confidential, personal telephone support to individuals by
our trained specialists. We provide callers with information about the disease, support and referrals to
local resources.
(2) Family Care Consultation provides individualized assessment, guidance on care options, interventions
and resources to address immediate needs and to help plan for the future.
(3) Support Groups are regularly scheduled sessions of small groups of caregivers who share information
and experiences, build new skills, and offer peer support and ideas about issues related to dementia.
Groups are facilitated by trained and knowledgeable volunteers.
(4) Education Program offers sessions designed to increase awareness about the disease and help families
and professionals increase knowledge and skills to enhance the care of persons with dementia.
(5) MedicAlert® + Safe Return®
(6) Early Stage Program provides specific activities focused on engaging, encouraging and empowering
impacted individuals to fully utilize their strengths and capacities, including social engagement, education
and support groups.
is a nationwide identification and education program that reduces the risks
associated with wandering and mobilizes first responders should an individual become lost. The program
provides peace of mind to the caregiver and increased safety for the person with dementia.

What We Do

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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