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To help those living with dementia and their loved ones navigate COVID-19, we are providing tips, resources, and new avenues to connect with our team of professionals. Our social workers and programs and services will be conducted online or by phone whenever possible. Please continue to visit this page as more resources become available.  

As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1-800-272-3900.


 

 

COVID-19 Tips for Caregivers

Dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions may increase a person's risk of contracting COVID-19. Learn how to help protect your loved one. Click here to view our tips for dementia caregivers.  

Care Consultations

The Greater Missouri Chapter's free Care Consultations will provide you with a comprehensive needs assessment and can help to develop an individualized action plan to address unmet needs and link caregivers to chapter services and community resources.
 
Care Consultations are a free service designed to provide caregivers and their family support while coping with the impact of dementia from pre-diagnosis to end-of-life.
To schedule a dementia care planning session online, click here or call 314.801.0414.
Click here for the Pre-Meeting Checklist.


Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association sponsored support groups are meetings where individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, as well as their friends and family, can find support, education and guidance.
 
We're currently transitioning our support groups to online or phone-based meetings. Contact the Alzheimer's Association Helpline to learn more at 800.272.3900
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Education Classes

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these tips into a plan for healthy aging.

Living with Alzheimer's for Middle-Stage Caregivers (a Series)
 
This free three-part class is for caregivers of those with middle-stage Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia/memory loss. You will learn about changes in communication, behavior and relationships, and will get tips for providing safe and effective care in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s/dementia/memory loss.​
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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problem with memory, thinking and behavior. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.  
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Learn about typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
 
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Effective Communication Strategies
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Additional Online Resources

  • Email us
    • Do you have a question or concern that wasn't addressed on this page? Email us at greatermissouri-helpline@alz.org and a trained Alzheimer's expert will get back with you. 
  • ALZ Connected
    • ALZ Connected is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including, people with the disease, caregivers, family members, friends, and individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
  • Community Resource Finder
    • Community Resource Finder is a database that helps you easily locate dementia resources, programs and services in your area. Resources provided include Alzheimer's Associations programs and services, adult day centers, geriatric care managers, home care, housing options, hospice care, legal services and transportation services.
  • Alzheimer's Navigator
    • Alzheimer's Navigator is an innovative online tool to help caregivers and people living with dementia evaluate their needs, create a customized action plan and link to information, support and local resources.
  • United Way 2-1-1
    • United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.
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