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The Alzheimer’s Association® is here to help.

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Comfort Zone
Local Resources and Referrals

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Helpline

Contact us toll-free at 800.272.3900.

Helpline staff and volunteers listen 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Call us if you have questions about:

  • Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, diagnosis, progression, medications, current research and clinical trials

  • Caregiving, communication, driving, safety, dealing with difficult behaviors, personal care, activities, caregiver stress, agitation, sleep, legal issues, ethical issues and literature

  • Chapter programs, support groups, Safe Return®, educational programs for caregivers, conferences, the Chapter library, professional training, public policy, and chapters across the United States and Internationally

  • Community Resources, respite care, adult day care, area agencies on aging, social services, home health care, professionals such as geriatric care managers, elderlaw attorneys and physicians, hospice care, residential care, and Medicare and Medicaid

We can also provide written information by mail and/or can direct you to information on the internet that is specific to your request.

We do not recommend professionals, agencies or facilities. Each individual and/or family is unique and have different needs and expectations. We discuss guidelines and considerations and will provide a list and/or several possible options.

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 services include:

  • Assessment of needs

  • Assistance with planning and problem solving

  • Supportive listening

For more information, contact us toll free at 800.272.3900.

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.

See a full list of support groups.

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.

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 1.800.272.3900.

Education Programs

We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.

See a list of education programs.

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.

See a list of professional trainings.

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.

TrialMatch™

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location. This saves time for both you and the researcher. Enrolling the right participants helps researchers accurately measure the effect of a treatment. Learn more about TrialMatch™.

Medic Alert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®

In a move to significantly improve the safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association and the MedicAlert® Foundation have created an alliance to bring you MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®.

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® offers you the best of both worlds:

  • Assistance when a person wanders or is lost
  • Access to vital medical information in the time of need

Learn more about MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®.

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Comfort Zone™

Comfort Zone™ is a comprehensive web-based location management service. Families can remotely monitor a person with Alzheimer’s by receiving automated alerts throughout the day and night when a person has travelled beyond a preset zone. Learn more about Comfort Zone™.

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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:

Contact us toll-free at 800.272.3900.

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