Your Hidden Resource Center: The Alzheimer’s Association

Did you know that the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter offers a wide range of publications designed to meet the unique needs of families caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? We have literature and books that are designed to help people who have been diagnosed, family caregivers, professional caregivers and even kids/teens. Brochure Topics … Continue reading Your Hidden Resource Center: The Alzheimer’s Association

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“You have Alzheimer’s…Come back in six months”

I sat in my office on a crisp, cold day in January listening to “Sally*”, a 70 year old woman who had just been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease over the holiday season.    Recently, Sally had some tests done, a couple of scans, and after the results came in her doctor simply said:  “You … Continue reading “You have Alzheimer’s…Come back in six months”

Slaying the Dragon

I’d never thought of myself as a dragon slayer before, but when I consider what I enjoy most about my work at the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, it seems a fitting metaphor. What dragon do I get to slay on a regular basis? The dragon of ignorance. I teach family caregivers about the dementias, about … Continue reading Slaying the Dragon

Helpline Support

The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline can provide a needed listening ear during a difficult time.  In addition to providing resources and information, Helpline Staff are trained to provide emotional support when needed.  Counselors are available to help you work through a problem or provide a listening ear.  One helpline caller reached out to the association during … Continue reading Helpline Support

The Caring Connection Provides Telephone Support

Alzheimer’s Association staff members often tell caregivers not to try to “go it alone.”  They know that caring for a person with dementia requires a “support team.”  The Association recommends that caregivers take advantage of support from all possible sources:  their families, physicians, friends and neighbors, support groups, educational events, etc.But, for many caregivers, getting … Continue reading The Caring Connection Provides Telephone Support

Caregiver Timeout Makes a Positive Impact

Terene Bennett and her family are one of many families that have been able to benefit from our Caregiver Timeout Program (also known as Respite Care-giving). This program gives caregivers the opportunity to get a "timeout" - some time to themselves, some time to run some errands, or maybe some time to just relax and … Continue reading Caregiver Timeout Makes a Positive Impact

A Time to Talk

Our Programs & Services here at the Alzheimer’s Association, gives us a chance to connect with those affected by Alzheimer’s on a different level. Our trained staff and volunteers hold an excellent track record of making those who call in feel comfortable, and that they have that special place to go in a time of … Continue reading A Time to Talk

Time’s Almost Up!

It's the final hours of our campaign with Groupon! Between Tuesday and Today, Groupon has been featuring an ad for donations to our Medic Alert + Safe Return program. MedicAlert + Safe Return is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. … Continue reading Time’s Almost Up!

Stopping wandering in Georgia.. one safe return membership at a time

Here at the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter, we are so excited about the opportunity to be featured on Groupon for donations to our Medic Alert + Safe Return program! In one of the first campaigns of its kind here, we're asking for donations specifically for our Medic Alert + Safe return program. You can watch … Continue reading Stopping wandering in Georgia.. one safe return membership at a time