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Alzheimer’s Disease Community Support Program
This very important program provides education and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and for their families and caregivers. This is accomplished through: 

  • Support groups

  • Training programs for families, professionals and informal caregivers

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers who can provide respite services for family caregivers

  • Providing a free lending library of books, videos and brochures for anyone who has an interest
     The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is growing along with the increasing elder population of Cayuga County. Over-burdened caregivers are in need of relief and volunteers are being sought to help fill that need. To that end, training sessions and workshops are regularly scheduled for those who may wish to give their time to help an Alzheimer’s family.

    For more information please call 253-1104
     Project Lifesaver
     Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response rescue program for individuals who are at risk of wandering and becoming lost. Each participant is fitted with a personalized Project Lifesaver wristband. This unique wristband is a one-ounce battery-operated transmitter that emits an automatic tracking signal. When needed, this signal can be tracked by specially trained personnel in the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department on the ground or in the air. Search time has typically been reduced from hours and days down to minutes.

    Project Lifesaver can provide comfort to caregivers without compromising the safety or dignity of their loved one. For more information on this program, call 315-253-1104. Click here to download the pdf brochure.
     Safe Return
     The Safe Return Program is a national information and photo database that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It works through Alzheimer's Association chapters across the country, Medic-Alert, law enforcement and other emergency responder agencies. The Safe Return Program will provide identification products such as jewelry (necklaces and bracelets), wallet cards, clothing labels with the toll free 800 number on them.

    When a family or caregiver notifies Safe Return that their family member has wandered, the missing person's photograph and information is faxed to local law enforcement agencies. Anyone who finds the lost person calls the toll free number shown on the identification product the person is wearing and the family is contacted.

    For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return Program.
     The Alzheimer's Project: The Supplementary Series 
    The Alzheimer’s Project is a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes on Health in association with the Alzheimer’s Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer’s Initiative.
    The Supplementary Series, which is part of the Alzheimer’s Project, includes 15 films which provide in-depth information about Alzheimer’s disease. These films are provided as a live stream for your computer screen, and are free of charge. This information is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn about Alzheimer’s disease.