Additional Resources

Community resources in Florida

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center offers a variety of conferences, seminars and events for patients and their families, caregivers, and community members in Florida.

The overall goal of the education series is to improve participants' understanding of dementia, including symptoms and behavior changes.

The classes are free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required.

Visit the center's Florida Community Outreach and Engagement website for more information.

Community resources in Minnesota

A variety of meetings are available in Rochester, Minnesota, and the surrounding area. Event information is available through:

For information on similar programs in other locations or states, contact the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 (toll-free).

Resounding Voices Chorus

This is a professionally directed chorus for people experiencing mild memory impairment or dementia and their care partners. Resounding Voices provides cognitive stimulation and fosters learning, new friendships and a renewed purpose. The chorus rehearses weekly in Rochester and performs publicly throughout the year.

Visit the Resounding Voices Chorus website or call 507-218-8376 for more information.

Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH)

REACH is a program to support family members who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Caregivers meet one-on-one with a trained caregiver consultant who customizes each session to meet specific caregiver needs. The goals are to teach caregivers how to reduce stress, solve problems, address daily challenges, and feel confident in the care they provide and their ability to cope. This program is led by trained staff from Elder Network.

Contact Elder Network at 507-285-5272 for more information.

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Mayo Clinic Health Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking (HABIT)

Mayo Clinic offers HABIT, a comprehensive program for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. The program addresses cognitive changes and helps participants incorporate new habits that can play a role in optimizing independence and overall health and well-being. For more information, email habitprogram@mayo.edu or call 608-392-9371.

Alzheimer's Association care consultations

An Alzheimer's Association care consultation is an in-depth personalized service for people and families who are facing decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The goal for each meeting is to receive education about the diagnosis, learn how to make challenging decisions about care and develop a plan for the future in a supportive setting. Individual and family sessions are available no matter where you live. Call 800-272-3900 (toll-free) for more information.

Alzheimer's Association support groups

The Alzheimer's Association offers in-person support groups throughout Minnesota and across all states. These groups are for people living with Alzheimer's, caregivers and others dealing with the disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Call 800-272-3900 (toll-free) for more information.

ALZConnected

Powered by the Alzheimer's Association, ALZConnected is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or other dementia. Visit the ALZConnected website for more information.

Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline

The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master's-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public. Call 800-272-3900 (toll-free).

Eldercare Locator

Offered by the U.S. Administration on Aging, Eldercare Locator connects people to services for older adults and families in the communities in which they live. Call 800-677-1116 (toll-free) or visit the Eldercare Locator website for more information.

Elder Network

Elder Network offers nonmedical care services, including senior advocacy, education and support, companion services, respite care in home, peer support, friendly visitors, and transportation in southeast Minnesota. Call 507-285-5272 or email info@elder-network.org for more information.

Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA)

SEMAAA is a private nonprofit agency serving the 11 counties of southeast Minnesota. It works with families, seniors, service providers and public agencies to help support, coordinate or develop community services.

SEMAAA's mission is to promote the independence and dignity of older adults so they can age successfully and remain in their homes for as long as possible. SEMAAA operates the Senior LinkAge Line, a free service that connects people to information and assistance. Call 800-333-2433 (toll-free) for more information.

Olmsted County aging and care coordination services

Home and community care programs are designed to support older adults and disabled people in their efforts to remain living as independently in the community as possible. Call 507-328-6519 for more information.

Lewy Body Dementia Association

The Lewy Body Dementia Association is dedicated to raising awareness about Lewy body dementias, supporting people with these conditions and their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances. The association's purposes are charitable, educational and scientific. For more information, call 800-539-9767 (toll-free) or visit the Lewy Body Dementia Association website.

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by frontotemporal dementia and to advance research, awareness, support, education and advocacy. For more information, call the helpline at 866-507-7222 (toll-free) or visit The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's website.

CurePSP

CurePSP is a leading source of information and support for patients and their families, other caregivers, researchers, and health care professionals about prime-of-life neurodegeneration, including progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, multiple system atrophy and related diseases. Call 800-457-4777 (toll-free), email info@curepsp.org or visit the Cure PSP website for more information.