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Programs and Support

The Alzheimer's Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the adjustments, plans and changes in daily life that come with Alzheimer's.

24/7 Helpline

1.800.272.3900 —free and confidential
Call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) anytime to receive information and support. Trained and knowledgeable staff can offer referrals to local community programs and services; dementia-related education; crisis assistance; and emotional support. Care consultations are provided by master's-level clinicians. The 24/7 Helpline also has a language translation service.

Alzheimer's Association chapters back to top

Alzheimer's Association chapters are throughout the country. Chapter programs are tailored to the communities they serve. Most programs are offered free of charge and many are available in multiple languages.

Find your local chapter by zip code or state below or call 1.800.272.3900.

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Early-stage support groups back to top

The Alzheimer's Association's early-stage support groups are led by trained facilitators and offer dementia-related education, resources, emotional support and connections with others living with the disease. Topics include disclosing the diagnosis, changing relationships, maintaining independence, and medications and research. Most groups include components for both you and your care partner.

Find your local chapter by zip code or state below to learn more about early-stage support groups.

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Safetyback to top

There are many potential safety issues to consider, such as driving, making your home safe, taking medications safely and wandering.
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Learn more about our safety systems

Alzheimer's safety systems

Safety systems can help you remain independent and active in your community, and provide you, your family and friends peace of mind.
> Learn more about Comfort Zone®
> Learn more about MedicAlert® + Safe Return®

Education workshops back to top

From learning basic information about the disease to digging deeper into the specifics, there are education programs available for you and your family. Explore these free workshops to educate yourself about Alzheimer's and learn how to best meet your needs.

Choose programs that are designed specifically for you a person living with Alzheimer's. While care partners can play an important role in your life, your experience living with the disease is unique and vastly different from caregivers.

The Basics: Memory, Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia; causes and risk factors; how Alzheimer's affects the brain; how to get a thorough diagnosis; stages; and treatments that can help.
> Find this workshop near you
> Take this free course online

Helping kids and teens
Share our Kids & Teens site with the young people in your life. It includes videos narrated by kids and teens impacted by Alzheimer’s, support resources, and ideas on how to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
>Kids & Teens

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's Disease
This program is designed specifically for you, and addresses the concerns and questions you may have after a diagnosis. Hear from peers about how they dealt with their early-stage diagnoses, plus gain tips for living day-to-day, addressing legal and financial issues, and maneuvering through the challenges you will face.
> Find this workshop near you
> Take the course online

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset
This program provides you with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with the unique issues that can come with a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
> Find this workshop near you
> Take this free course online

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
There is no substitute for planning ahead. Learn about legal and financial issues to consider; review programs available to help; and be empowered with the tools necessary to put plans in place.
> Find this workshop near you
> Take this free course online

Online tools back to top

Alzheimer's Navigator®
Alzheimer's Navigator is an online assessment program that helps you create an action plan to meet your specific needs. It also connects you to information, support and local resources.
> Go to Alzheimer's Navigator

ALZConnected® (message boards)
ALZConnected is our message boards/online community. There are forums specifically for individuals living with Alzheimer's, providing you a safe platform to connect with others and share support.
> Learn more
> Join now

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® (1.800.272.3900) is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.
> Find a clinical trial

Community Resource Finder
The Community Resource Finder is comprehensive database you can search to find local Alzheimer's resources; community programs; and services, including early-stage programs.
> Go to Community Resource Finder

Green-Field Library Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is an extension of the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library. Search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions, and learn how to borrow materials.
> Go to Virtual Library

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.