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Alzheimer’s Insights Someone to lean on

How many times in your life have you needed a helping hand?  Whether it was someone teaching you to ride a bicycle, or steadying the ladder while you climbed up to change a light, or even holding a door open when your hands were full, it was nice to have the help.

At the Alzheimer’s Association®, we believe in help, too.  That’s the reasoning behind the Alzheimer’s support groups.

When facing difficult times, having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement helps you feel socially connected and gives you a sense of belonging and purpose. Connecting with others helps put your own experiences living or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s into perspective, and provides you with much-needed support and encouragement.  

 The Alzheimer’s Association has six chapters in Texas, covering all 254 counties.  You can find a support program near you by contacting the chapter closest to your home.

Capital of Texas Chapter

Austin, TX (512) 592-0990   www.alz.org/texascapital

 Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter

Dallas, TX (214) 540-2400   www.alz.org/dallasnetexas

 Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter

Houston, TX (713) 314-1313   www.alz.org/texas

 

North Central Texas Chapter

Fort Worth, TX   (817) 336-4949   www.alz.org/northcentraltexas

 

San Antonio & South Texas Chapter

San Antonio, TX (210) 822-6449   www.alz.org/sanantonio

 

West Texas Chapter

El Paso, TX (915) 544-1799   www.alz.org/westtexas

 

And you can always call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information. 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the 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®. For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

 

Scott Finley is Media Relations Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association® in Texas.  He can be reached at scfinley@alz.org