The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.
24/7 Helpline: 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.
PublicationsThe 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. These materials can be found in our library at our Dayton office which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To learn more about our library, call us at 1.800.272.3900.
You may also want to purchase these additional materials or check with your local library for the following resources:
Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers by Coach Frank Broyles (Caregiver Recommended!!)
The 36 Hour Day by Peter Rabins and Nancy Mace
The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care by David Troxel and Virginia Bell
The Family Guide to Alzheimer's Disease - a 5 volume video series with host Leeza Gibbons.
Interested in receiving our newsletter? We provide current information on recent science updates, advocacy, tips for caregiving, and local news and interests. To read our newsletters online, please click the link(s) below:
AlzConnected 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.
We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the individuals with the disease and their families and professionals.
We offer classroom and web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted livings and nursing homes. Many programs allow you to earn CEUs. To learn more click here.
Monthly Caregiver Topic
Support groupsWe offer a variety of support groups throughout our nine counties for all individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Some groups meet during the day, others at night. Some provide respite care through a local Adult Day Program. If you have any questions regarding our groups please contact our Helpline at 800.272.3900. Visit our list below to find a group near you.
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.
Individualized Care PlansOur 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
Family Meetings/Home Visits
Alzheimer's Association 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 Safe Return.
Alzheimer's Association Comfort ZoneTM is a new Web-based GPS location management service that can help families stay active. Comfort Zone uses the Internet and a device to track the location of a person with Alzheimer's. Set-up safety zones in a Web application and receive alerts. Learn more
Ohio Missing Adult Alert
In response to growing numbers of missing adults with memory impairment, the state of Ohio has passed the "Ohio Missing Adult Alert" program which went into effect June 20, 2008. This alert system is similar to Amber Alert in that emergency personnel across the state will be notified through this system in the event that an adult with a mental impairment has gone missing. To learn more about the program, please click here.
Reducing Disability in Alzheimer's Disease Program (RDAD)
The Miami Valley Chapter currently offers the RDAD program to families interested in improving function of the person with dementia and learning how to better handle behaviors and other issues related to Alzheimer's. To learn more click here or contact our Helpline at 800.272.3900.
Alzheimer's Association Memory Resource Center
Clinical trials index
Trial Match - Clinical trials
Welcome to Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™, a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location.