The Alzheimer's Association Helpline provides 24/7 access to local dementia specific resources, guidance and supportive counseling. Staffed by Master's level clinicians, Helpline offers professional intervention and guidance related to issues such as care plans, behavior mangement, communication techniques, resources and caregiver stress. Additionally, we have Spanish speaking Care Consultants and can provide real time translation services in more than 200 languages. You may reach us by calling 800.272.3900 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
- 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.
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.
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We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. We offer both telephonic and virtual options. Specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs are available.
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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.
We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.
We also recognize that dealing with dementia is stressful under the best of circumstances and the pandemic only adds to the challenge. We want you to know that you’re not alone. We remain committed to providing care and support for all impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. We now host live virtual events through our Virtual Brain Bus and Virtual Caregiver College programs. In addition, these programs are also now offer on-demand for your convenience at alzprogramsanytime.org.
Education program listing.
We offer web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes through our essentiALZ program. We also offer family caregiver training online through CARES as well as some free e-learning courses. Professional training listings.
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.
Medic Alert® with 24/7 Wandering Support
The Alzheimer’s Association, in collaboration with MedicAlert Foundation, provides membership plans with 24/7 Wandering Support, a nationwide emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. If a member wanders and is missing, one phone call immediately activates MedicAlert’s Emergency Response Team to help reunite the person living with dementia with his or her family. Members can choose from a variety of ID products, including bracelets and necklaces.
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
Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch™ is a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria (diagnosis, stage of disease) and location.
Right now, we are in the midst of an exciting time. More than 100 research studies pertaining to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are underway and recruiting volunteers. Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch lets you search these trials quickly and easily. It also narrows results to those trials where there is a reasonable chance to be accepted for enrollment. This saves time for both you and the researcher. Enrolling the right participants helps researchers accurately measure the effect of a treatment.
Learn more about TrialMatch™ and look for trials near you!