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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

Support

Helpline
Care consultation
Caregiver Respite
Support groups
Message boards

Education

Publications
Newsletter
Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information

Resources

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®
Local resources and referrals
Clinical trials index

 

Helpline (800-272-3900)

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. 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.

E-mail help

If you prefer, send us a message at sam.wiley@alz.org.  We check the e-mail box daily and will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.

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Care consultation

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

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 800-272-3900
E-mail: sam.wiley@alz.org

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Support groups

We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Some locations offer specialized groups for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

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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Publications

The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for a listing.

We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us at 800-272-3900.

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Newsletter

Would you like to receive our newsletter or event updates?  Click here to subscribe online.  Note:  the Alzheimer's Association - South Carolina Chapter does not buy, sell, or rent or otherwise distribute your email address.

To view past issues of our newsletter, please click here.  For questions about the newsletter, email beth.sulkowski@alz.org.

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Educational programs

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

Education program listing.

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Professional training

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 CEUs.

Professional training listings.

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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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MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®

MedicAlert® + 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.

Learn more about MedicAlert + Safe Return.

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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 specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s.

For more information, please contact us:

By phone: 800.272-3900
By e-mail: sam.wiley@alz.org

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TrialMatch Clinical trials index

There are more potential treatments in development than ever before as a result of the worldwide research effort to conquer Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is moving this research initiative forward by funding scientists who are searching for more answers and new treatments, collaborating with stakeholders, and raising the visibility of Alzheimer's as a global health challenge.

You can help move research forward by participating in a clinical trial.  Scientists work constantly to find better ways to treat diseases, but improved treatments can never become a reality without testing in clinical trials with volunteers.

Learn more about current research or find a clinical trial.  You can also learn mre by calling 800-272-3900.

 

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Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.