Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State announces expanded respite care

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The Texarkana Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State has served the community of Texarkana and those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias since 1989.

Their services include respite care at Our Place, resources and education for families in the 22 county service area across the ARK-LA-TX and various caregiver support groups.

“We are pleased to announce that on September 7, 2016 the Alzheimer’s Alliance expanded our respite care services to three days per week, allowing our Friends to visit us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. This expansion gives caregivers another day in which they can use our services to take better care of themselves, which in turn allows them to give better care to their loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Our signature event, the Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival, has helped us raise dollars to support those families that desperately need our services as well as a being one of the premier community events for the Texarkana region,” explained Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State.

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Recently, there has been some confusion in the community, as another Alzheimer’s organization has been promoting their fundraiser locally.

“We would like to note that we are not linked with the Alzheimer’s Association or their fundraiser, Walk to End Alzheimer’s. While we acknowledge the importance of research and its impact on the Alzheimer’s community, we would like to differentiate our organization from that of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a National Organization whose Arkansas Chapter, based out of Bentonville/Little Rock, is hosting this event. While we are both fighting hard to provide desperately needed services for our communities, the Texarkana Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area is your local resource for education, support and respite care.”

According to Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State donations made to the Alzheimer’s Association benefit research and reach across the entire country. However, donations to Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area stay local and are able to help your neighbor, member of your church or a fellow community member.

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