Family Care Consultation
Family Support Groups
Early Stage Social Engagement Programs
24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) - A telephone assistance service that provides information, supportive services and referral to Alzheimer's Association programs and/or community resources.
Family Care Consultation, facilitated by a social worker or nurse, assists families in coping with all aspects of the caregiving experience by providing education, support and referral to services. This program is available to families at all phases in the disease process, from a new diagnosis to the later stages. Those who participate in Care Consultations experience: Improved care ~ Less stress ~ Fewer visits to the ER and hospital ~ Delayed nursing home placement. If you would like to discuss your particular situation, call 800-272-3900 to schedule a meeting. There is no charge for this service.
- Early Stage Care Consultation is provided by a licensed social worker who meets with the person in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia to provide individualized education and support. The participant must have an awareness of the diagnosis and a willingness to discuss it. Topics of discussion may include explanation of disease process, changes in abilities and lifestyle, identifying coping strategies and community resources. Meetings are scheduled by appointment. This progam is financially assisted in part by a grant from the Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.
Family Support Groups - Support groups are small discussion groups for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. These groups provide participants with an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support form others who are in similar situations. The listing of support groups in the Greater Cincinnati area state the various times and locations.
AlzConnected connects you with an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and friends. There are thousand of registered members from around the United States who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.
Early Stage Social Engagement programs provide opportunities for self-expression and socialization for the caregiver and person with memory loss.
- is an art program for persons in the early and middle stages of dementia. This unique art program, under the guidance of an artist facilitator, offers individuals a means of self-expression through the process of painting and drawing. The person with diminished verbal and organizational skills can communicate using paints or pencil by recreating a memory on paper or canvas. There are 15 facility sites for the memories in the making® program that are available only to residents of the facilities.
- Time for Caregivers/memories in the making® is a interactive support and education program for both caregivers and persons with the disease. Both programs are conducted separately but at the same time at the three community sites. These programs are open to the public and are free.
- Brain on Movement - The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati and Furture Life Now are partnering to provide a free, gentle movement program for persons with memory loss and their care partners, Through these unique movement patterns, the brain is triggered to rewire, generating new brain cells with every sequence.
- In Harmony Choral - Greater Cincinnati and Melodic Connections are partnering to offer a 12-week choral music program for persons with memory loss and their care partners. No prior music experience is necessary.
- Memories in the Museum - Alzheimer's Association have partnered with the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Taft Museum of Art to offer monthly guided tours of an exhibit at one of the museums. Each session will also include light refreshments and an opportunity to participate in an art making experience.
- Generations at Play- Alzheimer Association and Play Library have partnered to create a special inter-generational play date that brings local children and individuals affected by dementia together to play. Play helps us remain forever "young at heart." This program is designed to combat the loneliness that so often comes with a dementia diagnosis.
- Parks Program - Cincinnati Parks, The Cincinnati Parks Foundation and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati have partnered to provide a special programs, such as Hike in the Park, and Pumpkin Carving.
- Zoo Encounters - The Cincinnati Zoo and the Alzheimer's Association have teamed up for a specially designed program for individuals affected by dementia and their care partners. Volunteer animal handlers will provide a guided tour of the zoo. Participants will see familiar faces from the zoo's most popular exhibits and learn about the zoo's newest additions.