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.
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.
Our Caregiver Consultation Program is dedicated to helping people navigate 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:
- Assessment of needs
- Assistance with planning and problem solving
- Family meetings/Home visits
- Supportive listening
Contact us for more information at 1-800-272-3900. Or submit a referral form here.
On-site care consultations are available in Franklin, Union and Delaware counties 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.
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.
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.
We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.
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
Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance
The Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance (AWA) provides companies and organizations with complimentary resources for their employees who are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Members — AWA Corporate Champions — receive tools to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and engage all employees in the fight against the disease. The Alliance is made possible by the Alzheimer's Association.
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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.
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:
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.
- Adult Protective Services - Assists impaired adults who may be harmed do to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
- Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging - Provides a variety of services including assessments, home and community based services, information, education and caregiver support.
- City of Columbus Health Department
- Council for Older Adults of Delaware County - Information, assistance, adult protective services, caregiver resource center and nutrition information.
- Franklin County Office on Aging - Senior Options program - financial assistance for direct access to a wide range of community based services.
- Franklin County Job and Family Services - Locations of Opportunity Centers where Medicaid applications are accepted.
- Ohio Department of Aging - Locate your Area Agency on Aging.
- Catholic Social Services - Enables low income senior citizens to regain or maintain their independence.
- Concord Counseling Services - Offers counseling. Also offers in-home service for residents of Westerville and New Albany over the age of 55.
- Jewish Family Services - Link to senior section that provides a wide range of services to help older adults live independently.
- The Legal Aid Society of Columbus - Provides legal assistance and legal planning in civil cases to low income individuals who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
- Netcare Corporation Crisis Assessment Center
- Northwest Counseling Services
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.