Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming to a patient, but it can also overwhelming to family and friends of the patient. After an initial diagnosis, there are questions, but where are the answers? The first thing to realize is that you are not alone.  There is help. There are resources, services, and programs. There is local help.

The Sierra Vista Support Group presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, meets every fourth Thursday of the month. They meet at the Sierra Vista Public Library 2600 E. Tacoma Street from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Outside the Sierra Vista area call 520-322-6601 to find a support group near you.

There are programs for Early-Stage, Middle-Stage, and Late-Stage both patients and caregivers. There are programs for effective communications, managing money, and programs for simply understanding the disease, the brain, and the body. These are offered in English and Spanish.

Find out about caregiver programs by calling 520-322-6601 or by visiting www.alz.org/dsw

There is a twenty-four-seven helpline. Call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and talk confidentially for support and information about Alzheimer’s. Support is free of charge. Call 800-272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Association also offers first responder training. For more information visit www.alz.org/firstresponders

You are not alone. Reach out for help.

Other Contact information:

Address: Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Southern Arizona Region, 2990 N. Swan Road, Suite 147 Tucson, Arizona 85712

Website: www.alz.org/dsw

email: nhballesteros@alz.org

The national hotline number is 800-272-3900

Tucson number 520-322-6601

 

Sierra Vista Library
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Outside the Sierra Vista Library
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