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The Alzheimer's Association is here to help you.



Care Navigation
Support groups
Message boards


Family Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information


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Comfort Care Guide
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Local resources



24/7 Helpline

1.800.272.3900 or email us through the e-helpline

The Alzheimer's Association highly trained and knowledgeable Helpline staff provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance, with translation in over 170 different languages. We serve people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public.

Contact us to:

  • Talk with a caring professional about your questions and concerns

  • Learn about education programs for people with memory concerns, caregivers, family and friends

  • Understand more about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease

  • Connect with others experiencing the challenges associated with memory loss

  • Discover resources available in your community

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Care Navigation

Connection. Guidance. Hope
Connecting you with resources.
Guiding you in your decision making.
Providing you with help and hope.

Ideal for individuals with concerns about their memory and for their family members and supporters.

  • Provides answers to questions about what to do after diagnosis
  • Provides guidance with decision-making as the disease progresses

Care Navigation will assist you in:

  • Building a team
  • Finding available resources
  • Considering legal/financial issues
  • Resolving safety issues
  • Exploring changing roles and emotions

For more information or to schedule an appointment call our 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900


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Support groups

Support groups are regular meetings of family, friends, and caregivers that provide an opportunity for socializing, discussing, and supporting one another on Alzheimer's-related issues. All support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers.

Support group listing.

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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 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.

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Family Caregiver Education programs

The Central Illinois Chapter offers numerous Family Caregiver Education programs throughout our 20-county service area focusing on issues or concerns families face during the disease process. Our organization strives to enhance the quality of life for the person with Alzheimer's, and his/her caregiver by providing education and tools to help manage the disease. Many of our programs are funded by local grants.

Education program listing.

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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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Safe Return®

Medic Alert + Alzheimer’s Association 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.

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Local resources in your Community

We maintain updated information on many different resources that may be helpful to you and your loved one. These services include: adult day centers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, diagnostic centers, geriatric care managers, home health, hospice, non-profit legal services and brain donation sites. Our professional staff and trained volunteers can help assess what resources may be beneficial to you and your needs, as well as help identify the providers within your community.

Search for resources now OR call our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900

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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.