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The Alzheimer's Association is here to help

The Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter can help you in many ways. We offer a variety of programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and their family and friends. These programs and services provide information, education, support, and guidance for every stage of the Alzheimer's journey. Due to the generosity of our donors, most programs and services are free. 

You can read about all of our programs and services below, but we know that sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. Our 24/7 Helpline is the gateway to all our services and can help you determine how the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter can best assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.272.3900 any time, day or night. 

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 and related disorders. 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. 1.800.272.3900. 
 

Care Consultation 

Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's'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: Call 800.272.3900. 
 

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. 

Download our support group list. 

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

Newsletter

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter by emailing your name and address to mlafrance@alz.org

Early-Stage Social Engagement program

The Early-Stage Social Engagement Program is offered to people who have a diagnosis of early memory loss. It focuses on maintaining the quality of one's life as they learn to communicate with others on what it's like having memory loss so to maintain an active lifestyle. The program gives participants the opportunity to exercise, learn ways to manage the changes in memory from each other and group facilitators trained by the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter.

Simultaneously, the program provides time for care partners to pursue their own interests. The program offers valuable information/resources to families living with someone who has a diagnosis of memory loss in Rhode Island.

An interview with a staff person is required in order to determine whether the program meets the applicant's needs. Please contact Annie Murphy, Program Manager, at 800.272.3900 for further information.

Early-Stage Social Engagement program calendar: August 2018

Publications

The Alzheimer's Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Many of our family care guides, brochures and booklets are available to order by mail. Please contact us at 800.272.3900 to place an order. 

Family Care Guides: 
Taking Control: A guide for Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
Family Care Guide: A Guide for Families Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Dementia
Later Stage Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Guide

Educational programs 

We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interest of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families. 

View our Community Resource Finder for programs near you

Professional Trainings

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 CECs.

Find professional trainings near you
 

Medic Alert® + Safe Return®

Alzheimer's Association Medic Alert + 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 Medic Alert + Safe Return

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 specfici care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer's. 

For more information, please contact us at: 800.272.3900.

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