The Chapter has a variety of programs available to increase the
awareness of AD among caregivers, laypersons and healthcare professionals.The
Chapter sponsors Community Education Programs for professionals,
para-professionals, and in-home caregivers.
call to the Chapter's Helpline, in Omaha (402) 572-3010 or in Council
Bluffs (712) 322-8840 or 1-800-309-2112, will answer questions and
direct the caller to the appropriate resources. The Lending Library
has printed material and audio/visual tapes that are available to
Chapter members at no charge
Chapter newsletter continually updates members on Chapter sponsored
activities and services. It also offers caregiving information/tips
and research updates.Groups interested in learning more about AD
can schedule a Speaker's Bureau presentation.
Training Program educates professionals in AD care using both didactic
and case simulated clinical experiences.
Patient & Family Services
Support/Coping Groups offer small group assistance to family members
and caregivers. These groups are lead by trained volunteers. Training
sessions for Respite Care Volunteers is scheduled throughout the
year. Respite volunteers go into the homes of individuals with AD
and relieve the caregiver for a short period of time.
The Chapter continually supports research both on a local and national
level, and needs your support to combat this costly and devastating
disease. The programs of the Chapter are supported entirely by voluntary
contributions. The Chapter is a member of CHAD (Combined Health