Caregiver Support Groups
More than 30 Heart of America Chapter support groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and joys of caregiving. Group members share their feelings and find emotional support as well as exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Support group members bring new ideas to the table, learn about local and Association resources, share new ways of coping, boost each other's energy, and help build confidence. If you are a caregiver for a person with dementia, join a support group; you will benefit and help others.
Another version of a support group is the Breakfast Club, where caregivers meet informally to share experiences at a restaurant or coffee shop.
Support groups and Brea Decrease Indentkfast Clubs can be found at the Community Resource Finder page. Once there, click on ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, and then in the drop down menu, click SUPPORT GROUP
Families and care partners have many questions and concerns about Alzheimer's disease and often need assistance finding and utilizing community resources. The Heart of America Chapter offers individual and family care planning. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. We can provide care consultation services to you by telephone, email or in person. These include:
- Assessment of needs
- Assistance with planning and problem solving
- Supportive listen
Family Service Fund
The Family Service Fund supports families struggling with the expenses of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia by providing financial assistance up to an annual maximum of $500 per family. The program is funded through grants and donations to the Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter. For more information about this program and to find out if you are eligible for these services, please contact our office at 913.831.3888 or 800.272.3900. We hope that these funds will help provide relief and support in managing the challenges of this disease.
Watch this video on the Caregiver's Perspective on Alzheimer's in Our Community