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Helpline

The Alzheimer's Association Helpline (1.800.272.3900) 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.

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:

Columbia Office:
Phone: 573-443-8665

Springfield Office:
Phone: 417-886-2199


E-mail help:

If you prefer, send us a message at:

Columbia office: Pam Richmond, Family Services Coordinator: prichmond@alz.org

Springfield office: Marci McKie, Specialist Care Consultant: mmckie@alz.org

 

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.

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.

Publications

The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures.
Click here for a listing. of printable documents

Brochure order form

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 lending library and Resource Center, call us at 1.800.272.3900

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.

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.

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.

MedicAlert®+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 Safe Return.

Columbia office contact: Pam Richmond @ 573-443-8665 or prichmond@alz.org

Springfield office contact: Rob Hulstra @ 417-886-2199 or rhulstra@alz.org

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CareFinderÔ & Local resources and referrals

CareFinderÔ is a tool to aid in coordinating quality care and future planning for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.
 to CareFinderÔ

We also 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:
Columbia office: 573-443-8665 
Springfield office: 417-886-2199

Clinical trials index


 

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.