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Alzheimer’s Association Alaska

By Molly Pellegrom


January 30, 2020
Thursday PM

Being a caregiver can be isolating. It can be even more difficult for Alaskans who are not on the road system.

You are not alone. Many Alaskans face the same challenges.

According to a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control in cooperation with the State of Alaska, 33,000 Alaskans across our state provide care on a regular basis for loved ones with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Association Alaska is here to help all Alaskans affected by dementia. You don’t have to live on the road system to access our services.

If you have Facebook, join Alaskans like you by searching “Alzheimer’s Association Alaska” and ‘like’ our page to see:

  • practical information on living well with memory loss in the 907
  • many free services we provide via our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), where you
    can speak confidentially with Masters-level clinicians and specialists
  • updates in real time on dementia-related state and federal policy and funding, and opportunities to advocate for our seniors

If you don’t have facebook, no worries. You can call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for support, and you can become an advocate for Alaskans affected by dementia at

Alzheimer’s Association Alaska is fighting back against all forms of dementia by advocating for improved services for affected Alaskans, and funding for dementia research. Our elected officials are listening. Thank you to Representative Young, Senator Murkowski, and Senator Sullivan for voting in support of a historic increase in funding for dementia research.

Our mission is to make sure every Alaskan with dementia and their caregivers have the support they need to live well.

You’re not alone. We’re here to help.

Molly Pellegrom
Alzheimer’s Association Alaska



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Received January 27, 2019 - Published January 30, 2020

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