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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

Support

Helpline
Care consultation
Support groups
Message boards

Education

Publications
Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information
On-Demand Webinars

Resources

MCI Partners Program
MedicAlert® + Safe Return®
Local resources and referrals
Clinical trials index

Benefits Navigation Center
Safety in the home


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 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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send us a message at kjohnson1@alz.org We check the e-mail box daily during the work week and will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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: 1.800.272.3900
E-mailkjohnson1@alz.org

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.

Support Group Listing

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 Alzheimer’s Association online community.

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 1.800.272.3900.

We have numerous books available for purchase & videos available for rental at the Georgia Chapter office.  To view a complete list of books, please click here.  To view a list of videos, click here.

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.

Education program listing.

Professional training

We offer classroom and Web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes.

Professional training listings.

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.

On-Demand Webinars

View support resources available at any time from your personal computer. 

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Enroll individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia into MedicAlert® + Safe Return®

In a move to significantly improve the safety of your loved ones, MedicAlert® has created an alliance with the Alzheimer's Association, a world leader in Alzheimer's research and support, to bring you MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®.

MedicAlert® + Safe Return® offers you the best of both worlds:

  • Assistance when a person wanders or is lost
  • Access to vital medical information in the time of need

When a person with dementia wonders or becomes lost, one call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver. When a person is found, a citizen or law official calls the toll-free 24-hour emergency response number on the identification product and the individual's family or caregivers are contacted. The nearest Alzheimer's Association office provides support during search and rescue efforts. In addition, should medical attention be required, access to a personal health record is immediately available.

Learn more about MedicAlert® + Safe Return®.

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 a Care Consultant's perspective on Adult Day Programs, read Adult Day Programs for Persons with Dementia by Alzheimer's Association, Ga Chapter - Care Consultant, Susan Formby, LCSW.

For more information, please contact us:

By phone: 1.800.272.3900
By e-mail: kjohnson1@alz.org 

Clinical trials index

Benefits Navigation Center

With AgeWise Connection’s online Benefits Navigation Center, a click of a mouse will take you to one place where you’ll find information and resources relating to insurance, Medicare benefits and managing personal health information.  The online Benefits Navigation Center, a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, provides:

  • Help in navigating the Medicare system
  • Information on prescription assistance programs
  • Long-term care resources
  • Resources about health conditions
  • Tools to help you as you move from one care setting to another

Visit the Benefits Navigation Center website for more information.

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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.