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HELPLINE
Care consultation
Support groups
Message boards

Education

Education programs
Professional training
Multilingual information

Resources

Medic Alert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return
Comfort Zone
Local resources and referrals
TrialMatch

Helpline

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 over 170 languages. You may reach us by calling 1-800-272-3900 or by completing our online Helpline Inquiry Form. 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.

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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: 1.800.272.3900

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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. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.

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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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 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.

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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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Medic Alert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®

Medica 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.

Learn more about Medic Alert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®.

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone is a comprehensive web-based location management service. Families can remotely monitor a person with Alzheimer’s by receiving automated alerts throughout the day and night when a person has travelled beyond a preset zone.

Learn more about Comfort Zone.

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Dementia-specific resources

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: 1.800.272.3900

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TrialMatch

Alzheimer's Association TrialMatchis 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 TrialMatchand look for trials near you!

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