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 Here to Help You

The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

For more information call:
1.800.272.3900

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.

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:

For more information call:
1.800.272.3900

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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 Listings

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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 fromaround the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24-hours a day.

Alzheimer’s Association Online Community

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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.

For more information call:
1.800.272.3900

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Newsletter

A brief publication of the chapter containing information used to keep the community informed of news and meeting information. The segments are geared toward the Texas chain of Alzheimer's organizations or groups with common interests.

TX STAR 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.

Education Programs 

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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

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 Association MedicAlert + 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 MedicAlert + Safe Return

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Local Resources and Referrals

We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, transportation, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers, physicians, financial advisors and other professionals available in the community.

     Resource Centers

 Amarillo, Texas

415 West Eighth Ave. #300
 Amarillo, TX 79101
 Phone: 806-373-5315
 Fax: 806-373-7215

Resources available: Library, videos, informational materials, information, consultations and referrals.

 Bandera, Texas
 515 Main St. P.O. Box 1568
 Bandera Public Library.
 Big Spring, Texas

 1901Simler

 Sping City Senior Center - 1.800.272.3900
 Boerne, Texas
 745 W. San Antonio St.
 The Rainbow Center
 El Paso, Texas
 4687 N. Mesa, Suite 200
 El Paso, TX 79912
 Phone: 915-544-1799
 Resources available: Library, videos,  informational materials, information, consultations and referrals.
 Floresville, Texas
 One Library Lane
 Wilson County Library
 Fredericksburg, Texas
 1020 Kerrville Highway
 The Wellness Center
 Hill County Memorial Hospital
 Hondo, Texas
 1011 19th St.
 Hondo Public Library
 Kenedy, Texas
 303 W. Main St.
 Kenedy Public Library
 Kerrville, Texas
 320 Sydney Baker
 Dietert Senior Center
 Midland, Texas
 4400 N. Big Spring, C-32
 Library, videos, informational materials, information, consultations and referrals.
 New Braunfels, Texas
 655 Landa St.
 Comal County Citizens Center
 Pearsall, Texas
  200 E. Trinity

 Pearsall Public Library

 Pleasanton, Texas
 321 N. Main St.
 Pleasanton Public Library
 San Antonio, Texas
 7400 Louis Pasteur Dr., #200
 Resources available: Library, videos, informational materials, information, consultations and referrals.
Seguin, Texas
510 E. Court St.
The Silver Center
 

Lubbock Area Resource Libraries

 TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging
     6630 S. Quaker Ave, Ste. E
     Lubbock, TX 79413
     (806) 743-7821
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 Garrison Education & Care Center
     3710 4th Street
     Lubbock, Texas 79415
     (806) 763-4455
Open 24 hours a day; must call in advance to visit after 8:00 p.m.
 Central Plains Center
     2700 Yonkers
     Plainview, Texas 79072
     (806) 293-2636
Open Monday – Friday; 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 Mae Simmons
 Senior Citizens Association
     2004 Oak Avenue
     Lubbock Texas 79404
     (806) 767-2708
Open Monday – Friday; 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Resource Lists Online

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Clinical Trials Index

San Antonio Research Trials
You can make a difference! Clinical studies are the engine that powers medical progress. Scientists work constantly to find better ways to treat diseases. Improved treatments can never become a reality without testing human volunteers. No one ever chooses to become ill, but anyone can consider helping to advance knowledge about an illness affecting them or someone close to them.

If you would like to consider participating in research, please call these facilities:

 Radiant Research - Thomas Weiss, MD
     8122 Datapoint Dr., Suite 1010
     San Antonio, TX. 78229

Trial related to the tolerability and effectiveness of different dosages of a current medication related to AD
Trial exploring the benefits of a medication for insomnia associated with early/mild AD
Two additional trials coming soon

For more information call: 1.210.616.0735

 UTEP Health Science Center
 Donald Royall, MD, Principal Investigator
     7703 Floyd Curl Dr. Mail Code 7792
     San Antonio, TX. 78229-3900

How the right side of the brain controls heart rate, blood pressure, drawing, and problem solving. Recruiting healthy older adults with memory problems, depression, or Alzheimer's disease.

For more information call: 1.210.567.1255

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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.