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The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is here to help.

Please view a list of our Programs and Services

24/7 Helpline

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. Call 1-800-272-3900. If you prefer, send us a message at alzheimersnwo@alz.org. We check the e-mail box frequently and will respond to your inquiry.

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: 1-800-272-3900 or alzheimersnwo@alz.org

Caregiver Groups

We offer at least one caregiver group every month in each county we serve for caregivers living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.
Caregiver 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.

In-Home Volunteer Respite

The “Caring Companions” in-home volunteer respite program provides respite care for families caring for a person with any illness, which results in dementia. The Respite Program is available in Ashland, Huron, Knox, Crawford, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot counties.

The “Caring Companions” program provides relief to the primary caregiver from the responsibilities of caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder on an ongoing, supportive basis.

Trained volunteers will provide companionship and supervision, thereby enhancing the dignity and quality of life of both the caregiver and the care recipient. Volunteers can provide up to four hours of in-home respite care a week to families living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Volunteers can also assist caregivers with other tasks, depending on the volunteer’s ability. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: yard work, cleaning, cooking meals, and running errands.

For more information about volunteering for the “Caring Companions” in-home volunteer respite program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, Mansfield Office at 419-522-5050 or 1-800-272-3900.

Respite Financial Assistance

Respite financial assistance is available for families in Northwest Ohio needing in-home services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease endure many financial, medical, and emotional difficulties. Many times it becomes a burden to take care of even the most basic needs, such as buying groceries, paying bills, keeping a doctor’s appointment, or spending time with a friend. In-home respite staff can come into the home to assist a family member who is suffering with memory loss so the caregiver can rest or take care of other responsibilities. The family can make their own arrangement for in-home care with an approved in-home respite provider. Caregivers are asked to complete an application to determine eligibility. If you can benefit from financial assistance for in-home care, or have any other questions about respite financial assistance, please call the Northwest Ohio Chapter at 1-800-272-3900.

Publications

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

We 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, call us at 1-800-272-3900.

We publish newsletters throughout the year which offers practical, up-to-date information, a schedule of upcoming early stage, community, and professional education programs, and the latest research news. Please view our latest Fall 2014 Newsletter.

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.

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.

Multilingual Information

Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders 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.

Chinese educational materials

Korean educational materials

Spanish educational materials

Alzheimer's Association Medic Alert and Safe Return®

Alzheimer's Association Medic Alert and 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.

To register, a person with dementia or their caregiver fills out a simple form from the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, supplies a photograph and chooses the type of identification product that the registrant will wear and/or carry. Registration requires an enrollment fee of $40.00 with a $20.00 annual fee.

For an additional $15.00, caregiver jewelry is available. In an emergency, it alerts others that you provide care for a person registered in the Medica Alert and Safe Return program.

The Northwest Ohio Chapter can offer financial assistance if necessary. For more information, call 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900. Learn more about Medic Alert and Safe Return.

Local Resources and Referrals

The Alzheimer's Association office offers information on many community resources for the Northwest Ohio area. We can provide information on assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, in-home respite service, geriatric physicians, neurologists, adult day services and more.

For more information, please contact us 1-800-272-3900 or alzheimersnwo@alz.org

For local and national internet links with more information about Alzheimer's disease and other related memory loss disorders, and for caregiver resources and advocacy issues, click here.

Clinical Trials

TrialMatch is a free service that allows people with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, families, and physicians locate clinical trials based on their criteria and location.

Clinical studies – what they are, why participate

Nationwide clinical trials index

Lending Library

Multimedia lending libraries are located at the Alzheimer’s Association offices in Toledo, Lima and Mansfield. Resource materials are available to anyone seeking information about Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders. We also have lending libraries at the Wood County Public Library in Bowling Green, the Erie County Senior Center in Sandusky, and the Williams County Senior Center in Montpelier. In addition, we have resources at the following locations: Ashland County Council on Aging, Inc., Crawford County Council on Aging, Services for Aging in Huron County, Friendship Senior Center In Richland County, Lexington Senior/Civic Center in Richland County, Seneca County Commission on Aging, Defiance Senior Center in Defiance County, and Wyandot County Council on Aging.

For further information about resources at our lending libraries, please call the Northwest Ohio Chapter at 1-800-272-3900.

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