Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska is the Alaska's leading provider of education, support and services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. We serve older Alaskans, as well as persons of any age experiencing dementia, and their caregivers too -- recognizing that maintaining their quality of life requires caring support that is knowledgeable, accessible and meets people where they are. We know the resources, know how to connect to them, and know that sometimes there's nothing that compares to Alaskans serving Alaskans through their challenges. We offer expert care coordination services, confidential consultations, and engagement activities to maintain the connections that enhance well-being.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
When you Pick.Click.Give. you are helping Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska provide essential services and support for elder Alaskans and individuals with any disability. The financial commitment of Alaskans makes up an important part of the revenue we use to help thousands of Alaskans. The programs and services your contribution helps fund include education for individuals, families, and caregivers; social and mental engagement programs; free memory screenings; consultations and care-coordination; support groups; and assistance purchasing essential items and services for low-income elders.
For many people affected by Alzheimer's and related disorders, our Education Program is the first place to turn for support. Often these families take classes and participate in socialization activities for as long as 4 to 8 years, the average time between diagnosis and end-of-life. We provide one-on-one both online and in person consultations, classes and support groups for individuals and their family caregivers at no charge. Classroom instruction is open to the public and caters to the specific challenges caregivers face. Courses such as Bathing without a Battle, Making Legal Decisions, Fall Prevention and Care for the Caregiver – are just a few of the offerings we make available nearly every week of the year. Many of the trainings we provide focus on ensuring family caregivers have the knowledge and skills to best help their loved ones and themselves. Families learn about the possibilities and how to adapt to limitations. They develop an understanding that their loved one remains capable of living with purpose, and has earned the right to be treated respectfully even as changes emerge. It's about knowing the individual and understanding how to use that knowledge to provide the best possible care. Equally important is that caregivers know how to manage their own high levels of stress and burnout while delivering the best possible care.