Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter
The South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves the entire state through a network of regional offices in Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson.
24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900
Call us anytime day or night. Our helpline is staffed 24/7, with assistance available in 140 languages.
Information & Referral
We offer a variety of educational literature, and our informed staff can make referrals to helpful community resources.
Sometimes you just need to talk things out. Through personal consultation, the Alzheimer’s Association helps persons with Alzheimer’s and their families to maximize the care they receive and navigate difficult situations.
Caregiver Support Groups
Support groups are offered across the state to help caregivers cope and better understand the disease process. When arranged in advance, our chapter can pay for a sitter to help family caregivers attend meetings up to twice a month.Click here to view meeting details by county.
Early Stage Dementia Programs
A diagnosis of dementia is life-altering. Early stage dementia programs are designed to help persons living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their caregivers learn the basics of living with the disease while sharing experiences with others in a safe and engaging setting. To learn more, please call 800-272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program can provide financial assistance to dementia caregivers, giving them a much-needed break by helping them arrange short-term care through in-home care agencies, adult day care centers, or short-term residential care. To learn more or to get an application, call 800-272-3900.
We offer conferences and workshops throughout the year for family caregivers, professionals in the field, and anyone interested. View our education calendaronline or request a presentation in your community.
Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.
There’s a wealth of information and resources available online! Be sure to check out:
- Caregiver Center, your source for everyday tips and planning for the future, including our Safety Center resources for wanderers.
- ALZconnected, an online community for caregivers, family members and persons with dementia.
- Alzheimer’s Navigator, an online assessment program to help you evaluate your needs, plan action steps and connect with local programs and services.
- Community Resource Finder, a searchable guide of local programs, events, and care providers.
- CARES® online training, a person-centered, interactive and easy-to-remember approach to caring for an individual with dementia. CEUs are available.