The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 170 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. All conversations are kept confidential.
Life with Alzheimer's
Whether you are living with Alzheimer's or another dementia or caring for someone who is, our life with Alz page has information, ideas and resources to provide you with the support you need.
We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, physicians and diagnostic centers, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community.
The Alzheimer's Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for person 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.
When you join a clinical trial, you have an opportunity to participate in vital reserach that could change the course of this disease and improve the lives of all those it effects. People with Alzheimer's, caregivers, and healthy volunteers are all needed to participate in Alzheimer's and dementia research.
If an individual with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost, caregivers can call the 24-hour emergency response line (1.800.625.3780) to report it. A community support network will be activated, including local Alzheimer Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or a family member. With this service, critical medical information will be provided to emergency responders when needed.
Comfort Zone is a comprehensive web-based location management service powered by Omnilink. Families can monitor the person with Alzheimer's from a secured website and receive alerts when the person leaves a preset safety zone. This comprehensive service includes enrollment in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®and access to a 24/7 monitoring center to help you with location management if you are unable to get on the Internet.
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 or in person.
We offer support groups for caregivers throughout our service area. A support group provides a safe, supportive environment to allow family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are free and open to the public and of no religious affiliation unless otherwise designated.
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.