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24/7 Helpline         Early Stage Handbook          Lending Library

 

24-Hour Helpline

Hundreds of times a year, our Helpline telephone rings and callers ask questions like these:

  • “My dad was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and I don’t really know much about it. Do you have some information you can send me so that I can be prepared to help my mom?”
  • “My husband was diagnosed with Vascular dementia 3 years ago. I thought I could handle this alone, but I’m beginning to think a support group would be good for me. Can you tell me what’s available in my area?”
  • “My siblings and I want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. My mom was diagnosed about 6 months ago and her doctor referred us to you. Do you have any educational programs we can attend together?”

What is the Helpline?
The Helpline is a telephone support service that provides information, emotional support, and referrals to specific Association programs and/or community resources.

Who does the Helpline serve?
The Helpline serves persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and their caregivers, family members, friends. It also serves health care professionals, paraprofessionals, and students.

When can I call the Helpline, and with whom will I speak?
The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Helpline is staffed by trained specialists, including previous caregivers, medical clinicians, and social workers. Language translation is available for 140 languages.

Where can I get more information about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association?
You can visit our office at 50 E 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN. Free parking is available. Also see below for information on our lending library.

Where can I get help in Spanish?
Our 24 hour Helpline is equipped with translation services. For more information on the Hispanic/Latino Community as it relates to Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association, visit http://www.alz.org/we_can_help_mantenga_su_mente_activa.asp.

Early Stage Handbook

The Early Stage Handbook is designed to provide education, tools and support to people with Alzheimer's disease. It is a clear and concise text that can be used as a resource by anyone with questions about what to expect in the early stages of the disease. Call 1-800-272-3900 for your free copy.

Resources and Lending Library

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana has informational publications to address many of the concerns of persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The Caregiver’s Guide is our most comprehensive publication, containing information and suggestions compiled from the existing body of literature on caring for persons with dementia, from professional service providers and from family caregivers. Topics include Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Recommended Action Steps, Taking Care of the Caregiver, Guidelines for Providing Care, Tips for Managing Difficult Behaviors and Community Resources. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail amanda.janz@alz.org to request your free copy.

Individual brochures and resource lists are also available upon request. Topics include The Basics of Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s disease and Driving, Money Matters, Legal Plans, Behaviors, Activities, Home Safety and more. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail amanda.janz@alz.org to request your free copies.

Lending Library
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana maintains a small lending library at its Indianapolis and Fort Wayne locations. Materials include books and videos with topics ranging from causes and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.

Caregivers, families, professionals, and interested persons are welcome to visit the Association’s offices to browse the library and check out materials.

Indianapolis
50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100
Phone: 317-575-9620
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Fort Wayne
6324 Constitution Drive
Phone: 260-420-5547
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Green-Field Library
If you need help finding in-depth information on any Alzheimer topic, make a request through the Green-Field Library.

The Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library is the nation's largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about the clinical, scientific and social aspects of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Our expert librarians fulfill thousands of inquiries each year, serving a variety of audiences, including the general public, educators, researchers, health care professionals and families living with Alzheimer's.

The library produces a line of informational publications, both print and electronic. These include 30 specialized resource lists on frequently requested topics and a guide that details more than 400 videos.

Materials are lent for a four-week period. The public may directly request photocopies of articles for $10 an item. The library does not lend items from its collection directly to the public. We do loan items through local Alzheimer's Association chapters, and we participate in interlibrary loan. The public may request books, videos and other physical formats by going to their local library and requesting an interlibrary loan or by seeking assistance through a loca Alzheimer's Association office.

Search the Green-Field Library's online catalog at http://greenfield.alz.org or call them at 312-335-9602 for further assistance.

To request information or materials, contact the Greater Indiana Chapter at 1-800-272-3900 or email amanda.janz@alz.org.

 


 

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