Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Association and the Graham County Health Department are providing monthly workshops free to the public.

There are many questions you'll need to answer as you plan for the future. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease. Alzheimer's is just one type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Monthly Workshop Location:

Graham County Health Department, Annex (upstairs meeting room)
820 W Main Street
Safford, AZ 85546

  • Tuesdays
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Bring your lunch and join us for information and education
  • The workshop presentation flyer (PDF) will give you a list of dates and descriptions

Alzheimer's Association Summer Newsletter (PDF)

Orange LineCarePRO:  Care Partners Reaching Out

The Graham County Health Department, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, is offering FREE CarePro: Care Partners Reaching Out series of classes. The classes will be held at the Graham County Health Annex Building upstairs meeting room, 820 West Main St., Safford, Tuesday, August 14 and 28; Tuesday, September 11 and 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged for participation in the program.

The classes provide participants the information to develop the skills needed to care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s or memory loss.

  • Are you a family caregiver residing in Southern Arizona and do you help care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s or memory loss?
  • Do you provide an average of 4 hours of care or supervision per day for that individual?
  • Do you find caring for your loved one increasingly demanding of your time and energy?

If anyone can answer yes to any of these questions, then this series of classes will help participants learn:

  • About dementia and its impact
  • How to manage caregiver frustration, irritation, and stress
  • How to communicate with the loved one with dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • How to take better care of one’s own health

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Chronic Disease Program

The Graham County Health Department-Chronic Disease program is offering free presentations (PDF) to church groups, civic organizations, clubs, employee wellness groups and others as requested. To request a presentation please email Laura Rogers or call at 928-792-5368.