Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and Their Care Partners


Register by – March 6, 2017,

Lincoln Site of Unique Support Group For ALZ/DEM

Sessions for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and Their Care Partners

A unique support opportunity is available for individuals living with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners.  Beginning March 6, 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a new education and support group in Lincoln for the first-time ever. The group will meet weekly from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. through April 24, 2017. Participants are encouraged to participate in each session.  This free opportunity will be facilitated by committed area professionals dedicated to providing education and support for families impacted by dementia.

In order to more effectively empower and assist individuals living with the diagnosis and their caregivers, providing education and support shortly after a diagnosis is crucial.  Alzheimer’s Association services, such as an early-stage support group, allow families impacted to further understand a diagnosis, to begin strategic and thoughtful planning for the next phase of their lives, and to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances for support and social engagement.

“In communities that have previously offered early stage support groups, health professionals have come to know these groups as the first stop for their patients after a diagnosis of dementia is given,” said Diane Hendricks, LCSW of the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Often times those living with dementia in the early stage and their care partners tell us they feel all alone. They soon discover through the Early Stage Support Group that education and information provide the tools to help on their path, and also build relationships with others recently diagnosed.”

For more information about the early-stage support group and/or to register to participate, please contact Diane Hendricks at 402.502.4301, x 8251.  Registration for these sessions is required.  For more information, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org. 

In the state of Nebraska, 33,000 individuals are living with a form of dementia, which equates to 12% of the senior population in the state. In addition, 81,000 individuals serve as voluntary caregivers with a total valued cost of care exceeding 1.1 billion dollars annually in Nebraska alone.  Experts predict that by 2025, 40,000 Nebraska seniors will be living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease continues to be the sixth leading cause of death in the state.  

The Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter serves all 93 counties in Nebraska.  In addition to offering free education and support services, the Chapter also raises money for local and national research efforts through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day events.  Staff and volunteers also work together to encourage state legislators to make Alzheimer’s disease a priority in the state by increasing funding for the disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s

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