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The Alzheimer’s Association is the only
national non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to conquering Alzheimer’s disease through research and to providing education and support to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.
CHAPTER SERVICES INCLUDE (service area is the Akron, Canton and Youngstown community):
A telephone assistance service, which provides information, literature, support
services and referral to specific Association programs and/or community
Care Management Programs: Family-centered programs
that offer personalized guidance to families; helps families make informed
choices as they cope with difficult issues.
Safe Return/MedicAlert: For
those who wander, a national registry ID program to help register and identify
individuals who are memory impaired due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Support Groups: Over 30 support groups who meet regularly
throughout the Greater East Ohio Area, facilitated by a professional and/or
Early Stage Support Groups: On-going groups and programs for persons diagnosed with
early-stage dementia and their caregiver. Living with Alzheimer's, a five month series is available throughout the service area.
Educational programs for caregivers, professionals and the community. Each office also offers a speaker’s bureau
and attends health fairs.
Professional Education: Educational Conferences are held yearly
offering professionals continued education about Alzheimer’s disease and
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