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Helpline 1.800.272.3900

The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call us if you have questions about:

  • Alzheimer's disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options
  • How the association can help you
  • Caregiving tips and respite care options
  • Services available in your community and referrals

You can also call us for emotional support –– as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you –– all day, every day.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send us a message at geoachl@alz.org. We check the messages daily and will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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Care Consultations

Issues and uncertainties relating to Alzheimer’s can be complicated and overwhelming to persons with the disease, their caregivers, and families. At times, family members may not agree on what the needs are or they may be uncertain of the best course to follow. 

Care Consultations provide personalized service to address the unique family and individual needs that arise throughout the disease process. The program allows families to come together with professional staff, identify needs, and find solutions to move forward.  The program can be beneficial when multiple family members are involved in the care planning and/or decision-making or even when there is just one caregiver who needs some extra support.

Participants can:

  • Learn more about the causes and treatments of memory loss.
  • Discuss options in decision-making and planning for the future.
  • Learn tips and techniques that can improve communication and reduce challenging situations/behaviors.
  • Identify ways to reduce stress on the primary caregiver and the family.
  • Understand and access resources available in the community.
  • Create a Plan of Action that addresses areas of concern and the needs identified through the process.
  • Receive follow-up contacts with a Care Consultant to receive ongoing support throughout the process of implementing the Action Plan.

The initial consultation and assessment can be done over the phone or in-person at one of the chapter offices located in Hudson, Canton or Canfield.
For more information or to speak with a care consultant, please call the Helpline at 1.800.272.3900 or email geoachl@alz.org.

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Message Boards

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

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RDAD

Reducing Disabilities in Alzheimer's Disease is a program that combines gentle exercise with education and problem solving. Both caregivers and persons living with memory loss must participate in this program. Please contact Carolyn Lake at 1.800.272.3900 or clake@alz.org.

Publications

The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for a listing.

The Chapter's Resource Center contains over 100 books, 80 videos, and several periodicals. We also have a collection of newsletters from Association Chapters all over the country. There are presentation kits and visuals to use for in-service presentations. All materials are available on a 2 week loan basis. We also have access to our national resource library that is the nation's largest Alzheimer's library. The Resource Center is open during Chapter office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.

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Newsletter

The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter Newsletters are distributedon a quarterly basis, free-of-charge, to those on our mailing list. Contains current research news, caregiving information, program & services updates, legal & medical news, volunteer and special event information. To be added to the mailing list, contact your local office.

To be added to the newsletter mailing list or if you prefer help the chapter reduce costs and view newsletters online, please email name, address and zip code with the subject line: "Please add to newsletter mailing list" or "Please remove from mailing list" to: geoachl@alz.org.

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Educational programs

We offer many educational programs throughout the year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with memory loss and their families.

Education program listing.

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Professional training

We offer classroom and Web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes. Many programs allow you to earn continuing education.

Professional training listings.

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Multilingual information

Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause dementia know no boundaries. Many individuals and families in ethnic and cultural minority groups are in need of solid information about Alzheimer’s disease and health resources.

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MedicAlert + Safe Return®

Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + Safe Return® is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If an enrollee is missing, one phone call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver.  Learn more about MedicAlert + Safe Return.

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Local resources and referrals

We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s.

For more information, please contact us:

By phone: 1.800.272.3900
By e-mail: geoachl@alz.org

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