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.
Program Services Referral Form
If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call 1-800-272-3900.
The Alzheimer's Association is not a crisis organization. We will contact
the person being referred as soon as possible, within 7 working days.
PublicationsThe Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures.
Click here for a listing.
We also maintain a variety of educational materials on topics related to
Alzheimer’sdisease and related disorders. To learn more about resources
available, 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
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.
We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific
interests of the individuals with the disease and their families and professionals.
Early Stage Education and Support Group
The Early Stage Education and Support Group is for the diagnosed individual
and, when possible, their care partner.Everyone will meet together for
30 minutes of dementia education, and then break up into two 30-45 minute
support groups – one for those with dementia and the other for care partners.
This series will last for six months and culminate with a celebration the
Please click here to view a flyer for this month's program.
We 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 alocal Adult Day Program. If you have any questions regarding our
groups please contact our Helpline at 800.272.3900.
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.
Care ConsultationsOur 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,
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 personwith 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.
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