The Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter provides support, education, training and other resources to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We are here to help.
Support Groups are facilitated by trained and experienced volunteers and healthcare professionals. Support Groups provide an outlet for caregivers to share successful caregiving techniques, listen, and talk to others experiencing the same joys and demands of caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's disease.
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24/7 Helpline Assistance - 1.800.272.3900
Our toll-free statewide helpline offers assistance and support to callers for help with the resolution of caregiving issues, help in obtaining professional referrals or help accessing community resources. The helpline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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, e-mail or in person. These include:
·Assessment of needs
·Assistance with planning and problem solving
Contact us for more information:
Our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques. See below...
Skills for Dementia Caregiving:
FREE Class for Family & Friends of a Loved One with Dementia (aka, The Savvy Caregiver Program)
Skills for Dementia Caregiving (a.k.a., "The Savvy Caregiver") is a free, multi-week, evidence-based educational program that teaches practical strategies for dementia caregiving while increasing caregiver skill and decreasing stress. The course meets once a week for six consecutive weeks. Each class is two hours in length. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
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For more information, or to be placed on the waiting list for future classes, please call 1 (800) 272-3900
Our single-session Education Programs are designed primarily for non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking helpful knowledge and care management skills so that they might better understand how to care for their loved-ones. From "The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease" to "Know the 10 Warning Signs" to "Legal Issues for Caregivers" (and many more), each provides an opportunity to improve one's knowledge base and skill level; and also learn about support resources available in the area. To register or for more information, call (800) 272-3900 FREE!
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Respite Reimbursement Program
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's disease is a 24-hour a day job and can become overwhelming for the caregiver. The Respite Reimbursement Program provides financial assistance for the primary caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. With the reimbursement program, caregivers may be reimbursed for employing professional caregiver services or hiring a friend, neighbor or relative (not residing in the same residence) to stay with the person with Alzheimer's disease while the caregiver takes a much needed break.
We provide $400 a year respite reimbursement for primary caregivers living with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. In addition, we can also provide a $1,000 once-in-a-lifetime emergency respite reimbursement for the primary caregiver living with a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia (pending approval). This program is dependent on grant funding and reimbursements are available pending fund availability.
Additional respite is available for participants of the Skills for Dementia Caregiving and the Annual Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference in Albuquerque.
Community Resource Finder
A comprehensive database, Community Resource Finder provides access to listings of local Alzheimer's resources as well as community programs, classes and services, making it easy to search, find and access the support you need quickly.