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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

Since its inception in 1979, the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter has been providing support, education and other resources to persons with dementia, caregivers, families and professional in the health care field. Our goal is to offer the highest quality education and assist in finding the resources and support to safely care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.

Support

24/7 Helpline 
Care Consultation
Support Groups

Education

Publications
Education Programs
Professional Training
Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance

Resources

MedicAlert + Safe Return®
Local Resources & Referrals
Online Resources
Clinical Trials Index

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24/7 Helpline

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 at 1-800-272-3900 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, email us at helplinecentralohio@alz.org. We check the e-mail box daily and will respond to your inquiry within one business day.

Care Consultation

Our Caregiver Support Team is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We can provide care consultation services to you by telephone, e-mail or in person. These include:

  • Caregiver Support Team
  • 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900
  • Educational Resources
  • Safe Return
  • Caregiver & Family Support Groups
  • Early-Onset Group
  • Assessment of needs
  • Assistance with planning and problem solving
  • Supportive listening

Contact us for more information at 1-800-272-3900.

On-site care consultations are available in Franklin County to answer questions about the disease, assist with linkage to community resources, help create long-term plans, and to offer caregiver support. Appointments are required.

 Franklin County Locations:

SOUTH
Marion Franklin Comm. Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd.
Columbus, OH  43207
3rd Thursday of the month
12:30-4:30 p.m.

NORTH
Gillie Senior Recreation Center
4625 Morse Center Dr.
Columbus, OH  43229
2nd Tuesday of the month
1-5 p.m.

WEST
Dorrian Hilltop Senior Center
375 Alberty Trail Way
Columbus, OH  43228
2nd Monday of the month
12:30-4:30 p.m.

WHITEHALL
Maplewood Senior Center
91 Maplewood Ave.
Whitehall, OH  43213
1st Thursday of the month
12:30-4:30 p.m.

 


Care Consultation Clinics:

Delaware County
Delaware County Senior Center
800 Chesire Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015


Fayette County
Commission on Aging
1179 S. Elm Street
Washington Court House, OH 43160

 

Licking County
Zerger Hall Senior Center
725 E. Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

Pickaway County
Berger Hospital, Community Room 101
600 North Pickaway St
Circleville, OH 43113


 

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Support Groups

We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by professionals and/or trained volunteers. Specialized groups include early-onset and frontal-lobe dementia for caregivers and the person with dementia.

Support group listing.

Publications

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

We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us at 1-800-272-3900.

Click here to receive local resource lists by e-mail.

Educational Programs

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

Education Program Listing

Professional Training

We offer classroom training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes. We offer four CEU training programs. These include:

  • Dementia - A Special Kind of Caring
  • Types of Dementia
  • Medications & Dementia
  • Managing Communications & Behaviors for the Person with Dementia

Professional Training Listings

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Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance

The Alzheimer's Association has formed the Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) to help educate everyone about the warning signs of Alzheimer's, the importance of early detection, and the resources available to help them.

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting companies and organizations to be part of the AEDA to benefit employees, their families, and our community.

Benefits of your participation

  • Help your employees and customers gain access to early detection resources and brain health education.
  • Help your customers recognize you as an advocate in the effort to increase awareness.
  • Help your employees and your customers regard you as a positive corporate and community citizen.
  • Help reinforce your company or organization as a premier place of employment.

Click here for more information and to join www.alz.org/AEDA

Contact Matt Levering at (614) 457-6003 or mlevering@alz.org.

 

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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.

Local Resources & 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: (614) 457-6003

By e-mail: Click here to send us a message by e-mail.

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Online Resources

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter has found information contained on these websites to be helpful for those dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the Central Ohio area. Readers are encouraged to confirm information with reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.

 

Clinical Trials Index

Learn more about the ICARA study at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  The study is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug (bapineuzumab) aimed at slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Visit http://www.icarastudy.com/ for more information.


     

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