ND Dementia Care Services Program
The North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. The program is currently in its 8th year of providing services to every county in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program is funded by a grant through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, the Aging Services Division. The services provided are of no cost to the participant/participants and cover a wide range of services both in person, on the phone, and online.
Care Consultation-Individualized assistance, problem solving and identification of resources are available to individuals with dementia and their care partners. Care Consultations consist of one-on-one assistance that will enable them to better manage care and make informed decisions regarding services and treatments.
Education-Workshops are offered throughout the state for the general public and professional audiences. Topics range from disease information, communication, managing behavioral symptoms, and partnering with healthcare providers. Classes open to the public are listed in local newspapers and at alz.org/mnnd.
Our 24/7 Helpline is available to provide information, support, printed materials and referrals to specific area resources. This is a service provided to people with memory loss, health care professionals and the public, and those 24-hour caregivers providing care in their home. Interpreters are available as well.
We offer a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour nationwide assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.
We have many affiliated support groups led by trained facilitators for individuals and/or their care partners affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. These groups provide support, assistance and encouragement to help manage and cope with the challenges of dementia of any type. These groups provide a network for care partners to interact, learn and gain valuable support from each others. They are held in various locations throughout the state.
For more information about any of these services, please call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/mnnd. The local Minot office is at 1015 S. Broadway, Suite 37A. You can also call our Minot office at 837-0062.