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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.


Care consultation
Support groups
Early Stage Programs
Respite Assistance Program
Message boards


Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information
Alzheimer's Care & Conquer


Comfort ZoneTM
Community Resources
Local resources and referrals
Chapter Library
Research Studies


24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 200 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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send us a message at We check the e-mail box M-F and will respond to your inquiry within 1 business day.

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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:

Phone: 1.800.272.3900

Learn More About Care consultations.

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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.

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Early Stage Programs

Most people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease still want to, and in many ways, are able to do very normal, everyday things like attend community events, play sports or help others. Early stage programs create inclusive, specialized, meaningful activities and opportunities for them. Here at the St. Louis chapter, we are doing everything possible to make sure those who have been diagnosed early have a support system of their very own.

Learn More About Early Stage Programs.

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Respite Assistance Program

The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter appreciates your role as a caregiver. We realize that without some time off, your mental and physical health becomes affected. This could reduce the quality of care for your loved one. We hope to ease the burden on families in need by helping with some of the costs incurred through caregiving. The Respite Assistance Program is available to all Missouri residents and the maximum amount available is $1,000 (up to 2 years).

Learn More about Respite Assistance Program.

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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.

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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 at .800.272.3900.

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We offer a monthly electronic newsletter that provides the latest information on research, public policy issues, chapter events and community resources. Start receiving the newsletter.

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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 and Consumer Education

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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.

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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.

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Alzheimer's Care & Conquer Education Series

The Alzheimer's Association Care & Conquer Education Series will be held in November at six locations throughout St. Louis.

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Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services healthy living podcast on Alzheimer’s Awareness.

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Comfort ZoneTM

Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone™, powered by Omnilink, provides location updates. Family members can monitor a person's location, while the individual with Alzheimer's can maintain their independence and enjoy the emotional security of familiar routines and surroundings.

Learn more about Comfort Zone

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MedicAlert®+Safe Return®

Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert®+Safe Return® is a nationwide identification, support, and medical information 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 MedicAlert+SafeReturn

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Community Resources

There are many resouces and services for people with dementia and their caregivers in our 38-county service area. The St. Louis Chapter maintains an updated list of many of these community resources.

Follow this link to Community Resource lists

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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:

By phone: 800.272.3900
By e-mail:

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Chapter Library

Our Library and Family Resource Center is an important part of our growing effort to provide information to help our families and to professionals who deal with Alzheimer's disease and dementia on a daily basis. The St. Louis Chapter Office has a complete library of more than 1,200 books & videos available for loan and over 40 books for sale.English & Spanish language brochures and handouts are also available. In addition, each satellite office has a smaller library, with the top 50 most requested books, videos, handouts and brochures.

Library hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Resources available:

  • Brochures & handouts are available on caregiving and community resources
  • NEW! CD-ROM program from AAA on driving health
  • Informational and instructional videos, audio cassette tapes for loan
  • Topical and narrative books available for loan or purchase

Want to order materials? Click here to view a copy of our latest Book & Brochure Order Form!

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Research Studies

Research Projects (not involving drugs)
Research Participation - Tip Sheet

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.