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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

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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 (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.

If you prefer, send us a message at amarrs@alz.org. We check the e-mail box daily and will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Care Consultation

Our professional staff 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:

  • Assessment of needs

  • Assistance with planning and problem solving

  • Supportive listening

Contact us for more information:

Phone: (800) 272-3900
E-mail: amarrs@alz.org 

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Support Groups

We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs. 
Click here for a complete listing of Support Groups (updated June, 2014).

Home Visitation Program

In some regions of our Chapter area, university students in health-related fields are trained in "Dementia Intervention Care" - a unique and creative program developed by our Chapter's program staff.  Students will  make home visits to help people with memory loss be more engaged in meaningful activity at home.  Students assist caregivers in developing strategies for memory, independence and structuring the day at home.  Visits are free of charge to family members.  If you are interested in having a trained student visit your home, or if you are with a college or university and would like more information about the Home Visitation Program, please call Ellen Phipps at (434) 973-6122 or email  mailto:ellen.phipps@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 National Alzheimer’s Association online community.


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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 (800) 272-3900.

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e-Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly enews.

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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.
Educational Program Listing (updated December, 2014)

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 CEUs.
Contact Ellen Phipps (434) 973-6122, ext. 103 or ephipps@alz.org.

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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.

Safety Products

MedicAlert+Safe Return

Alzheimer's Association Medic Alert+Safe Return® is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders or 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 these safety products and other safety topics

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone is a comprehensive web-based location management service.  Families can remotely monitor a person with Alzheimer's by receiving automated alerts throughout the day and night when a person has travelled beyond a preset zone.  Learn More >>



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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:  (800) 272-3900

By E-Mailamarrs@alz.org

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Clinical Trials

TrialMatch

UVA Neurology, (434) 243-5420

Virginia Caregiver Coalition and Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitation Announce Temporary Respite Program

Learn more about the program announced on January 29,2013.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.