When Alzheimer's disease touches your life, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.
24/7 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 and related dementias. Call us if you have questions about:
Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health or 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.
Have you just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease? Learn what to expect and get answers to questions you have here.
If you prefer, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check the e-mail box every business day and will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.
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 though our Care Consultation services. These include:
Assessment of needs
Assistance with planning and problem solving
Call the Helpline at 800.272.3900 to discuss whether an individual care consultation would be appropriate and beneficial for you or your family, or one of your patients or clients (if you are a healthcare professional). You may also contact us by sending an email to: email@example.com
We offer numerous support groups for caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease throughout our 11-county region. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and provide opportunities to explore feelings and share solutions to the challenges posed by dementia. The chapter sponsors several specialized support groups: all-male and all-female groups, bi-lingual groups, and groups for individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
We offer an extensive array of educational opportunities for various audiences - families and care partners, healthcare professionals, businesses, and the general public. Programs focus on a wide range of Alzheimer's-related topics, and include seminars, workshops, in-service trainings, and conferences.
View the Community Education programs page for a list of our programs and the printable calendar of available programs for anyone interested in learning more about various aspects of Alzheimer's disease and caregiver issues.
View the Professional training page for programs designed for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living, adult day centers, nursing homes, and other aging-related settings. Many of these programs fulfill continuing education requirements.
MedicAlert® + Safe Return®, Comfort Zone®
Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + 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.
Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone is a web-based GPS location management service that allows caregivers to set a predetermined "safety zone" for their loved ones, to maintain the safety of an individual, and help families stay active, while mitigating sitations which may lead to wandering or elopement. More information is available at www.alz.org/comfortzone.
Multicultural Outreach Program
The Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter is dedicated to meeting the needs of culturally diverse and underserved populations affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related conditions through its Multicultural Outreach Program. Multicultural Outreach staff help bring the chapter's core services to diverse communities and develop special programs to better serve constituent needs in collaboration with partner organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Learn more about the Multicultural Outreach Program.
If you need assistance in Spanish, please call 414.431.8811.
The chapter launched this innovative education program in late 2005 to help businesses of all types and sizes address the growing challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease.
Learn more about Workplace Education Program or to find out how you can schedule a program at your business.