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Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

The Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Program provides educational resources for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

Program Benefits

The agencies listed below offer a variety of classes for patients, families, caregivers, and health care professionals.

  • Increases knowledge and awareness of signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and related dementias.
  • Resources, home care, support groups, education, and events for caregivers.
  • Improves the dignity and quality of life for people with dementia and their families

Resources & Programs

  • Alzheimer's Association toll-free Helpline 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/utah
  • National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center www.nia.gov/Alzheimers
  • Local Area Agencies on Aging are charged with the responsibility of providing a comprehensive array of services to, and advocating for, the needs of seniors residing in their areas. www.hsdaas.utah.gov
  • Caregiver Support Program assists caregivers with information and assistance, free classes, conferences and events, support groups, consultations, and limited respite services. Call 385-468-3280 for more information.
  • For a list of support groups visit www.alz.org/crf, choose Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events, click on Support Groups, and search by your location. Or call 800.272.3900. You will find both caregiver support groups as well as groups for those in the early stage of Alzheimer's, dementia, or Mild Cognitive Impairment.
  • The Alzheimer's Association provides in-person workshops and online programs to help caregivers gain knowledge about the disease process and caregiving techniques. For a list of available programs visit www.alz.org/utah and click on Education or call 800.272.3900.
  • The Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. www.alz.org/research/clinical_trials/find_clinical_trials_trialmatch.asp

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources

  • The Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Program coordinates the implementation of the Utah State Plan.
  • Contact Lynn Meinor, lmeinor@utah.gov, (801) 538-6198

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Lynn Meinor
lmeinor@utah.gov
(801) 539-1234

Sources

  1. 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
  2. The Healthy Brain Initiative, 2013-2018

Dementia Dialogues

Dementia Dialogues is an interactive educational program designed for individuals, groups and organizations that interact and/or care for people diagnosed with dementia.

Program Benefits

Dementia Dialogues is a 5-session training course designed to educate individuals who care for persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Over 21,000 individuals have been trained in a t least one session and over 10,000 individuals have completed the course. Each session is approximately one and one half hours in length.

  • Session 1: Introduction to Dementia
  • Session 2: Creating Dialogue and Keeping It Going
  • Session 3: It’s a Different World: The Environment and Quality of Life
  • Session 4: It’s Nothing Personal: Addressing Challenging Behaviors
  • Session 5: Now What Do We Do? Creative Problem Solving

Resources & Programs

  • Alzheimer's Association toll-free Helpline 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/utah
  • Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet (PDF) at www.alz.org/documents_custom/2017-facts-and-figures.pdf
  • National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center www.nia.gov/Alzheimers
  • Local Area Agencies on Aging are charged with the responsibility of providing a comprehensive array of services to, and advocating for, the needs of seniors residing in their areas. www.hsdaas.utah.gov
  • Caregiver Support Program assists caregivers with information and assistance, free classes, conferences and events, support groups, consultations, and limited respite services. Call 385-468-3280 for more information.
  • For a list of support groups visit www.alz.org/crf, choose Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events, click on Support Groups, and search by your location. Or call 800.272.3900. You will find both caregiver support groups as well as groups for those in the early stage of Alzheimer's, dementia, or Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Additional Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources

  • The Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Program coordinates the implementation of the Utah State Plan.
  • Contact Lynn Meinor, lmeinor@utah.gov, (801) 538-6198

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

Lynn Meinor
lmeinor@utah.gov
(801) 539-1234

Sources

  1. 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
  2. The Healthy Brain Initiative, 2013-2018