Get Involved Spotlight: Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter is dedicated to enhancing care and support services for individuals and their families while providing leadership to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research.
The Capital of Texas Chapter strives to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers, and increase community awareness and knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
- 24/7 Helpline–Resource and Referral Lists
- Care Consultations
- Education and Awareness
- Caregiver Support Groups
- Early Stage Support Groups
- Community Respite Program Organization
- Caregiver Center www.alz.org/care
- Alzheimer's Navigator® www.alznavigator.org
- ALZConnected® www.alzconnected.org
- ComfortZone® www.alz.org/comfortzone
- TrialMatch® www.alz.org/trialmatch
- Advocacy www.alz.org/advocacy
- Medic Alert® + Safe Return® www.medicalert.com/safereturn
Fundraisers include, but are not limited to: Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, Blondes vs. Brunettes® Austin, The Longest Day®, Have Fun Do Good®, and ALZStars®. Opportunities include participation in sponsor solicitation and fundraising, serving on the event planning committee, assisting with event preparation, and providing logistical support.
A network of advocates communicating with elected officials is vital to achieving our mission and raising awareness of Alzheimer's issues in Congress, state legislatures and local communities. Opportunities include:
· Grassroots Advocate: Receive regular public policy updates as well as opportunities to participate in activities.
· Awareness Day at the Capitol: Advocates descend on the State of Texas Capitol to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and issues affecting our constituents.
· Town Hall Meetings and Coffee with Congress Events: An opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear their stance on Alzheimer’s disease and ask questions and provide input.
· Ambassador Program: Open to any advocate who seeks to advance Alzheimer’s disease at the federal level. Service commitment is one year, 5 or more meetings with your member of Congress, and traveling to Washington, D.C. for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum.
Help the office with special project and office activities.
Health Fairs and Conferences
Work an information table at a health fair or program conference, typically during the day for 3 - 5 hours. We provide everything you need and instructions on how to set the table up.
Support Group Facilitator
If you are interested in using your experience to help others caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, you may consider leading a support group. The Chapter provides training and on-going support. The group meets once a month for about an hour.