The Alzheimer's Resource Service at Indiana University Health offers support, education, resources and compassion to those with Alzheimer's, their loved ones and care providers in our South Central Indiana.
The Alzheimer's Resource Service provides services to eleven Indiana counties: Brown, Daviess, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen and Washington.
Individual Consultation: Consultation is available in our offices, over the phone, via e-mail, and in home (on an as needed basis). At this time, we do not have walk-in hours, so please call ahead or send us a message below to schedule an appointment. During your consultation you may:
- Speak with an Alzheimer's Educator to determine the best course of action for your personal situation.
- Learn about resources and supports in your area.
- Learn to navigate the emotional terrain of a dementia diagnosis.
- Discuss practical tips for navigating day-to-day challenges.
Support Groups: Support groups are available for caregivers, as well as those with a diagnosis. Availability and dates vary depending on county of residence. Please contact us or check the "events" page to find out about support groups in your area.
Education: The Alzheimer's Resource Service prides itself on the educational programs we provide. Groups can request programs to be tailored to their needs and interests. Our educators also have many pre-prepared topics to choose from. We offer standard "lecture" programs as well as a more interactive "Virtual Dementia Tour."
Resource Library: There are many books, DVDs and pamphlets available in our office. Please feel free to browse our collection and borrow select items.
Professional Consultation: It takes a village to support those with Alzheimer's disease and their loved ones. We love to work with other professionals in a collaborative effort to provide the best and most appropriate care for each individual.
Safety Store: IU Health has partnered with Riley Physicians to provide low cost safety items to people of all ages. The store includes many items dedicated to fall prevention, security for those who wander, and increased functionality for older adults. For your convenience, a health educator is available to provide instruction on proper use of all products. The store is located at 651 S. Clarizz Blvd in Bloomington and is open Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm.
Travel and Respite Vouchers: We offer a limited number of travel and respite (caregiving) vouchers to those who are interested in attending our services but unable to do so, due to caregiving duties or mobility limitations. Please contact us to learn if you are eligible for this support.
Dementia Friendly Initiatives: The ARS offers training and recognition of businesses and organizations who seek to improve their practices in an effort to be more inclusive and supportive of those living with dementia in our community. Our staff also oversees several community based committees working on a variety of initiatives to make our community more “dementia friendly.” Current committees are : Legal and Financial, Healthcare and Social Services, Public Space (including commerce), Transportation, and Community Dementia Alliance (people living with dementia and their care partners).
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