About Us

The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Resource Committee supports caregivers and those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through awareness, education, respite care grants, and resource referral.

Awareness

We know that caring for someone with memory loss is often isolating. Bringing awareness to the disease and encouraging families to share their challenges and successes is essential. In 2015, we hosted the first annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Port Huron. We continue to celebrate the lives of those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while bringing caregivers and their families together. This annual event held in September, has raised thousands of dollars to support research, education, and to provide respite grants for our local caregivers.  Click here to view our upcoming events

Education

People who provide care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias face many challenges. Family caregivers are often overwhelmed by this responsibility. One of the most effective ways to ensure optimal care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is through caregiver education. Learning about the disease and knowing what to expect can help caregivers feel more in control. It is also important for caregivers to learn ways to manage stress and care for themselves while in the midst of caring for a loved one.

The first goal of this group was to create a pamphlet that would provide families information and resources that are available within our community.  

The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Resource Committee provides educational programs featuring speakers that are leaders in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We also support families by linking them to existing education and support programs offered throughout our community.  Click here to view our upcoming events

Respite Care Grants

Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caring for a loved one. It also allows caregivers time to take care of errands while having comfort and peace of mind, knowing their loved one is safe. The DARC Respite Care Fund provides grants for respite care for caregivers in St. Clair County.  Click here to learn more about respite care grants

Resource Referral

Every person’s needs are unique when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer’s care. We can help provide resources and referrals including:

  • Support Groups
  • Activities
  • Safety
  • Legal Matters
  • Caregiver Support
  • Adult Day Programs
  • In-Home Care
  • Residential Care
  • Research

The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Resource Committee is committed to improving the lives of those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and to support their families.  We are here to help.