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Support for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's

Dear friend,

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the person with the diagnosis – it also impacts their families and friends, especially those who provide care for them. November is not only National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month but it’s also National Caregiver Month, when we honor the nearly 15 million Americans who provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care to individuals living with this devastating disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a number of supportive programs and services to help caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives:

programs and services

Dementia and Driving Resource Center

The new online Dementia and Driving Resource Center helps caregivers prepare for difficult conversations about safety concerns related to driving. Videos on the site mimic potential scenarios caregivers may encounter. You can also find other safety resources in the Safety Center.


Caregiver Stress Check

Caregivers can often feel overwhelmed by their caregiving responsibilities. Take the Caregiver Stress Check to get tailored resources that can help.


Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ™

Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ™ is a new individual training and certification program that allows caregivers to learn more about Alzheimer’s and related dementias by taking an online training and an online exam to become certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Be prepared, demonstrate knowledge and feel confident. Get certified, starting at $24.95 per individual.


24/7 Helpline

Our 24/7 Helpline is staffed by master’s level clinicians who can help answer questions about every day issues related to Alzheimer’s disease. Call for information about local community programs, services and any ongoing support you may need.


Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library

Learn more about the disease through the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library, the nation’s largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s and related dementias.


Nationwide chapter network

Our nationwide chapter network offers a wealth of information about local programs and services including support groups and educational workshops.


If you know someone who may benefit from any of these caregiving resources, please take a moment to forward this information or share it through Facebook and Twitter.

I hope you will join us in saluting the individuals who devote themselves to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. These men and women are the unsung heroes of this epidemic.

Many thanks,

Angela Geiger
Chief Strategy Officer

PS: In recognition of National Caregiver Month and to celebrate your efforts as a caregiver for someone with the disease, we are offering our discount coupon for their Caregiver Notebook - a valuable resource to help you as a caregiver. Visit and enter the coupon code, CARE2011, at checkout to receive your discount.

24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900

Visit the Virtual Library - ask our expert library staff for help.

Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ™ - Get certified.
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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

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