Alzheimer's Project, Inc. provides support and services to individuals with memory disorders and their family care-partners throughout the Big Bend. We were founded in 1991 by Saint Paul's United Methodist Church and later became an independent non-profit 501(c)(3). Due to the generous donations and volunteers of the Big Bend community we are able to offer many services at no cost to our clients.
Counseling: Provides individuals or families the opportunity to share their feelings with trained professionals.
Support Groups: Allows the caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences in a safe group setting.
Respite-Social Clubs: Provides individuals living with dementia a safe and stimulating environment and provides caregivers time for themselves. A bi-lingual Spanish-speaking respite is also offered.
Project Life Saver: Designed for individuals with memory disorders who wander from the safety of home. A bracelet is worn to enable trained officers to quickly locate them.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Educational series that teaches caregivers self-care to thrive, not just survive in a 6-week long class that meets once a week.
AmeriCorps In-home Respite: Trained AmeriCorps volunteers provide qualified caregivers with 8 to 10 hours of in-home care weekly.
Education and Training: Dementia Education Series, Alzheimer's Disease Manual for the Big Bend, Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education and Training Conference, Speaker's Bureau, Lending Library, Volunteer Training, and training for professionals.