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January 6, 2013

Alzheimer’s caregiver program to REACH into Parker County


Through an array of local services, the Alzheimer’s Association provides information, education and support for those dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. The REACH program offers targeted support for caregivers, addressing issues such as stress, depression and other common burdens of the caregiving experience. REACH staff work with caregivers on a one-on-one basis over a six month period to help caregivers learn to take care of themselves while providing the best care possible for their loved ones as the disease progresses. 

The Alzheimer’s Association has provided REACH in Tarrant County since 2010. The new three-year grant of $150,000 from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving will enable the program to be expanded to both Parker and Johnson counties, serving more North Texas families who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter was one of four social service agencies selected from a field of over 100 applicants across the country to receive a grant from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to implement the REACH program. Based in Americus, Ga., the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s overall goal is to support caregivers, both family and professional, through efforts of advocacy, education, research and service. More information about the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving may be found at

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’ care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter has its headquarters in Fort Worth and serves a 40-county area. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Visit or call 1-800-272-3900 to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association.

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