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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Dear Friend,

National Family Caregivers Month honors the unsung heroes of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic by recognizing the selfless dedication of the 15 million unpaid caregivers: the daughters, sons, wives, husbands and grandchildren, who provide care to more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

While the recent development of the country’s first national plan to fight Alzheimer’s is a crucial first step toward reaching the goal of preventing and effectively treating the disease by 2025, there are new tools and resources available for the millions of families in need of care and support right now.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently launched a Caregiver Center focusing on providing a wealth of resources to those affected by Alzheimer’s. These innovative programs can make life easier for people caring for a family member or friend living with the disease:

Alzheimer’s Navigator™

This online action plan helps caregivers and people with dementia identify their next steps, provides tips and strategies and connects to local programs and services. Answer short surveys to help develop your own personalized action plan.


You are not alone. Get connected and share concerns and advice with people who understand your unique challenges. ALZConnected is a new online social networking community designed for caregivers and people living with Alzheimer’s.

24/7 Helpline

The 24/7 Helpline is staffed by specialists and master’s- level clinicians who provide decision-making support, problem solving, and education. Call toll-free any time, day or night at 800.272.3900.

Financial and Legal Planning Tools

Putting financial and legal plans in place allows the person with dementia to express his or her wishes for the future. It also allows time to work through the complex issues involved in long-term care.

Dementia and Driving Resource Center

Driving can be one of the toughest issues faced by caregivers. It’s important to be prepared before the situation arises and we can help.

Learning Workshops

Caregiving doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but we have free e-learning programs and more to help you gain caregiving skills and get practical advice.

As an organization founded by caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Association applauds these individuals for all they do, each and every day. Please help spread the word about these valuable tools and services!

Many thanks,

Angela Geiger
Chief Strategy Officer

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
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