ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION NEBRASKA CHAPTER
About The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Programs & Services Offered
- 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) offering reliable information, referral and care consultations for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their networks of support.
- 24/7 online support, including access to care navigation tools, chat rooms, and care planning calendar services.
- Free educational workshops provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age, effective communication strategies to employ with your loved one with the disease, understand and manage disease related behaviors and more.
- Dementia Care Conference, which provides the latest in care, research and advocacy.
- Care Consultations: Walk-in and scheduled care consultations are provided to help families navigate through the process of having a loved one with a dementia-related diagnosis by helping them assess their needs, identify resources and have a compassionate interaction to relieve their distress.
- Caregiver support groups to connect caregivers to their peers and community experts.
- Respite Reimbursement grant provides reimbursement for families utilizing in-home care services and adult day services.
- Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch® online clinical trial locator service lets individuals create an online profile to be directed to clinical trials in their area.
- MedicAlert®+Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® identification program.
Did you Know?
- 5.5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer's disease, including 33,000 Nebraskans.
- Nationwide, more than 15 million caregivers provide support to people living with dementia, including 82,000 Nebraskans.
- The value of unpaid care in the United States is $259 billion, and represents over 18 billion hours of care.
- Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause of death in the top ten causes of death without a way to treat, slow or cure.
- Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14% while deaths from Alzheimer's disease have increased by 89%.
You Can Help
- $100 provides education and support packets to 20 families that utilize the 24/7 Helpline.
- $200 provides a family an hour care consultation with a trained, Master's level health professional.
- $480 provides scholarships for eight family caregivers to attend our annual Dementia Care Conference.
- $500 enrolls 10 individuals living with dementia in the MedicAlert®+Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® identification program.
- $1,000 enables 20 families living in the early stages of the disease to participate in support groups for one year.
Dollars At Work
- 162 people participated in the "Healthy Living for Body and Brain" workshop.
- 127 families participated in the Trial Match service.
- 63 people received respite reimbursement grants.
- 2,048 people participated in a support group.
- 408 people received a comprehensive care consultation.
- 600 people attended the Dementia Care Conference.
- 1,531 people received education on all stages of the disease progression.
- 5,999 people provided advocacy efforts for advanced research dollars, caregiver support and increased funding for Medicare and Medicaid.
Omaha Office: 402-502-4301 | web site | 11711 Arbor Street, Suite 110, Omaha, NE 68144
Lincoln Office: 402-420-2540 | web site | 1500 S. 70th Street, Suite 201, Lincoln, NE 68506
Kearney Office: 308-520-3146 | web site | 4009 6th Ave., Suite 11, Kearney, NE 68845