We annually provide individuals with dementia, their care partners, community members and health care professionals with education and support programs and services. In fiscal year 2014, participation in these programs was more than 38,600.
Individuals with memory loss and their care partners received 3,078 care consultations, giving individualized assistance with problem solving, planning and identifying resources.
The Alzheimer’s Association offered dementia-specific workshops and conferences throughout the two-state area. In total, 15,396 people attended community, corporate and professional education programs.
Attendance at programs serving people in the early stage of the disease, such as Memory Club, Meetup and Mentor and the Living Well program, was 1,707.
More than 5,280 calls were made to the 24/7 Helpline for information, support and resources. The Alzheimer’s Association website, which contains information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, received more than 65,600 web visits.
Led by trained volunteer facilitators, 130 active support groups provided assistance and encouragement to more than 9,890 individuals and their care partners affected by dementia.
Forty-seven advocates from Minnesota and North Dakota traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, where they advocated with nearly 900 others for increased Alzheimer’s research funding.
Our programs, services and events would not be possible without the commitment and generous support of its volunteers. In FY14, more than 600 people provided more than 10,000 hours of service towards our mission.
More than 62,000 people heard about the Association at community presentations, meetings and events, health fairs, conferences and Association special events.
Our goals for in the areas of awareness, advocacy, access to care and information, organizational health and accelerating research are to:
1. 24/7 Information Helpline. 5,918 calls will be made to the Helpline for information, support and resources.
2. Community and Professional Education. The Association offers dementia-specific workshops and conferences throughout the two-state area. In total, more than 102,000 people will receive information and education through community or professional education and outreach programs.
3. Early Stage Engagement Programs. We will increase participation in early stage programs by ten percent, serving more than 2,000 people and their care partners.
3. Support Groups. Overall attendance at support groups, led by trained volunteer facilitators, providing assistance and encouragement to individuals and their care partners affected by dementia will be 5,000.
4. Care Consultation. 2,530 people will receive care consultations, giving them individualized assistance with problem solving, planning and identifying resources.
5. Website. The Alzheimer’s Association website contains a wealth of information regarding Alzheimer’s and related diseases. We will increase media impressions naming the Alzheimer's Association by 26 percent.
6. Advocacy. The Alzheimer's Association will continue working across Minnesota and North Dakota to change the landscape of dementia care and services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
7. Research. The Alzheimer's Association will continue to be a leader in the global fight for a world without Alzheimer’s.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve individuals affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias, as well as their caregivers, professional care partners and the greater community.