Reason to hope is a community breakfast in Portland designed for working professionals who are looking to join the fight against Alzheimer's, yet may lack the time for a volunteer commitment. Join us as a table host and bring 9 other people (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) to learn more about the impact of Alzheimer's and about the work being done by the Alzheimer's Association.
Currently, more than 65,000 people in Oregon are living with Alzheimer's disease, and over 184,000 family and friends are providing care. In Washington, more than 110,000 people live with Alzheimer's with 341,000 providing care.
The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter is the leading volunteer health organization in Alzheimer’s disease care - serving 38 counties in Oregon and Washington, with offices in Portland, Salem, Bend, Eugene and Medford. Since 1982, the Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes across the region.
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Free to the community, class topics include general information about Alzheimer's disease, legal and financial concerns, and communication and behavior.
Support groups create a safe and supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationship...
Our toll-free 24/7 Helpline.
Our early-stage programs seek to elevate the voice of those living with early-stage Alzheimer's to change public perceptions about who has the disease.
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Our volunteers are passionate and inspired, and they want to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Our work is made possible by gifts of all sizes. Help us provide care and support, education programs and ultimately change the course of this disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter provides education and support for people diagnosed, their families, and caregivers.
Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.
Learn the Signs
Coming to terms with the diagnosis requires time. Immediate reactions of denial and fear are normal and may help you and the person diagnosed process the grief you are feeling.
Resources are available to help both you and the person with dementia as the disease progresses.
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