Alzheimer's Association - Desert Southwest Chapter
Our 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.
To empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and southern Nevada.
The Chapter impacts thousands of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in the Arizona and Southern Nevada areas through its six core programs:
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.
Family Care Consultation provides individualized assessment, guidance on care options, interventions and resources to address immediate needs and to help plan for the future.
Support Groups are regularly scheduled sessions of small groups of caregivers and/or individuals in the early stage of the disease 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.
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.
MedicAlert + Safe Return 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.
Early Stage Program represents the newly adopted sixth Core Program for the Chapter with specific activities focused on engaging, encouraging and empowering impacted individuals to fully utilize their strengths and capacities.
Alzheimer's Association Congressional Advocacy Team (Volunteer Opportunity)