Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Offers Valuable Resources to the Community

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Offers Valuable Resources to the Community
By: Jennifer Bissonnette Last Updated: October 16, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana is here to not only offer support to the community, but to offer resources, as well. As an organization dedicated to sharing information, support, and raising money to find a cure, they are full of guidance and assistance for those in need.

Whether a caregiver, patient, or doctor offering care, they offer a plethora of programs aimed at assisting the community. Plus, their Walk to End Alzheimer’s events around Northwest Indiana raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research! Take a look below at some of the programs they offer the community.

24/7 Helpline: Alzheimer’s can be scary, unpredictable, and worrisome for all involved. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana has a free and confidential helpline available at anytime to answer questions, give advice, provide reliable information, and provide referrals to local programs. They even have the ability to accommodate different languages and make use of a translation program to do so. Give them a call at (800) 272-3900 if you need assistance.

Local Resources: Face-to-face support groups and education programs are offered in many communities throughout Indiana. Many of these programs are available free of charge thanks to proceeds from the walks and other fundraisers hosted throughout the year.

Support Programs: Support is essential to difficulties and Alzheimer’s is no exception. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana’s support programs offer a place for advice, encouragement, and social connection that can be of great importance when dealing with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. There are many face-to-face options available, but if online is easier, AlzConnected is available for both caregivers and those diagnosed with the disease.

Education Programs: Learning what challenges lie ahead can be an empowering way of taking charge of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs within their communities, as well as some online options to help educate those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Early-stage Engagement Programs: Those living in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia should still get out, get active, and stay connect with others who are going through the same. Having encouragement, support, and inspiration is necessary to move beyond a diagnosis and continue living a great life. It’s easy to find Alzheimer’s Association Greater indiana Social Engagement Programs online or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Online Tools: AlzConnected, Alzheimer’s Navigator, Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch, Community Resource Finder, Live Well Online Resources, and Virtual Library are all resources available for patients and caregivers. These free online tools are available to provide support and resources to those dealing with the disease.