The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.
MedicAlert + Safe Return®
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.
If you prefer, send us a message at email@example.com. We check e-mail daily and will respond to your inquiry within two business days.
Care Consultation provides specific, in-depth information about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the family system. The Care Consultant will work with families to:
- Develop a plan of care to manage the needs of the person with dementia and/or the caregiver
- Provide one-on-one education about the disease process
- Assess the functional status of the individual with dementia
- Provide information and resources to assist with legal, financial, and social security issues
- Provide information about Medicare or Medicaid
- Identify and clarify roles and responsibilities of caregiving
- Identify community resources to provide in-home services and assist the caregiver
- Identify resources to assist with prescription costs
- Assist the caregiver with developing positive caregiving approaches to manage crisis situation
Office or in-home visits by a Care Consultant are available in the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne areas.
Phone consultations can be given throughout the Greater Indiana Chapter.
For more information about Care Consultation or to make a referral, contact the Alzheimer's Association toll-free at 800-272-3900.
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.
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.
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 toll-free at 800-272-3900.
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.
MedicAlert + Safe Return®
MedicAlert + Safe Return® is a nationwide identification program designed to identify, locate, return and provide pertinent medical information for individuals with Alzheimer's disease who wander. 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.
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: 800-272-3900
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org