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Helpline

1.800.272.3900

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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send us an emil message. For information on education, support and resources, contact alohainfo@alz.org. To better assist you, please indicate which island you are located on. We check email daily and will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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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: 808.591.2771

E-mail: alohainfo@alz.org. To better assist you, please indicate which island you are located on.

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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.

Support group listing.

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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 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.

The Alzheimer’s Association also maintains an online library of publications and scholarly resources. Click here to access it.

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 local library, call us at 808.591.2771.

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Newsletter

Kako'o - The Aloha Chapter Newsletter

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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.

Education program listing.

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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.

Professional training listings.

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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.

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MedicAlert®+Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®

MedicAlert®+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 MedicAlert+Safe Return.

Scholarships are available for the MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®!

The Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter will be providing scholarships to low or no-income individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Scholarships include the cost of the bracelet and the annual fee for service…A $55 VALUE! These scholarships are limited and available until June 30, 2012 only!

Proof of meeting income criteria is necessary to qualify for the scholarship. Recipient must be a resident in the City and County of Honolulu. Scholarship recipients must have countable income within the applicable income standard. Countable income includes wages, earning from self employment, retirement pensions, unemployment insurance benefits, Social Security benefits, annuities, interest, royalties, etc. Exempt income includes SSI benefits, welfare payments, food stamps, and loans. The income standards depend on household size and are based on the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) and the payment levels of the SSI or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) programs. The standards are indicated in the table below.

Number of persons in family unit

Annual

Monthly

1

$12,460

$1,038

2

16,760

1,396

3

21,060

1,755

4

25,360

2,113

5

29,660

2,471

6

33,960

2,830

For more information, please contact our Safe Return Coordinator, Christopher Babb:

By Phone: 808.591.2771

By E-mail: cbabb@alz.og

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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: 808.591.2771

By E-mail: alohainfo@alz.org

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