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Care and Consultation

Care Consultation is a grouping of services to assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and/or their families in planning for and dealing with all aspects of the illness experience. Components of Care Consultation include: assessment of needs, assistance with planning and problem solving (which may include the development of an action plan) and provision of support.

Information and Referral

Information and referral services provide information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and resources provided by both the chapter and the community as they relate to Alzheimer’s disease. Our National Contact Center provides a toll-free service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to families, healthcare professionals, and the general public across the country. The Contact Center also hosts a translation service.


Education programs equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the quality of life of the individual with dementia. Learners can include persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family members, paraprofessionals and professional caregivers, service and care providers in acute long term and home and community-based programs, general community, etc.

Safe Return

Safe Return is a national identification program that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias who wander and become lost. Safe Return provides family support, program promotion, and on-going educational opportunities to emergency personnel, as well as the lay community. Information includes tips on wandering, awareness, education and training.

Support Groups

Support Groups are regularly scheduled in person or virtual gatherings of person with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or family, friends or caregivers who interact around issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Groups have social, educational and/or support components and are facilitated by trained individuals.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.