Since 1980, the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has provided free care and support services to individuals and their families living in cities including Ashtabula, Cleveland, Mentor, Avon, Lorain and beyond. We operate in a spirit of inclusiveness and welcome the power of diversity, especially the underserved.
The Alzheimer's Association is a non-profit American volunteer health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's disease research.
The organization has chapters and communities across the nation, with its national office located in Chicago and the public policy office in Washington D.C.
Its mission is "to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
What we do:
Helpline We’re here. All day, every day 800.272.3900 - 24/7 Referral and support service offered in 140 languages to provide information
on memory loss, medications, treatment options, safety, caregiving tips, services, and guidance on issues faced at any stage of the journey. Call, email [email protected] org, or chat with us via our local website at www.alz.org/cleveland.
Care Consultation - An enhanced Helpline support element for caregivers delivered by licensed counselors and social workers with specialized training in Alzheimer's and other dementias. Staff provide personalized information, resources, strategies and the creation of an action plan to help with decision-making.
Early-Stage Services - Programs that provide education and support for individuals living with a memory and thinking disorder, their family members, and friends. Services include an in-person or over the phone consultation or group meetings where participants learn about ways to effectively live with memory and thinking challenges.
Caregiver Support Groups - Monthly support groups throughout our five-county service area. Each group is facilitated by trained facilitators and provides information and support to individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Social Engagement Programs - Monthly programs specifically designed to enrich the mind, body and soul of those with mild to moderate memory and thinking disorders and their loved ones. Minds in Motion programs offer a variety of experiences, including exercise, art, music, and cooking. Art in the Afternoon programs provide specialty art
tours at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Community & Online Education Programs - Regular programming provides comprehensive information on a variety of topics in- cluding how to understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, communication tips, understand challenging behavior, addressing legal and financial issues, and many more. A current list of programs are posted on www.alz.org/ cleveland.
Professional Training Programs - Web-based trainings (CARES Training & essentiALZ Certification) available for staff working with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.