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It takes time to talk about Alzheimer's disease.  We have the time.

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Rapid Referral >
Physician Toolkit >
Cognitive Assessment >
Dementia Assessment >
Hospital Initiative >
For Patients & Caregivers >

Direct Connect Rapid Referral

Rapid Referral is an easy way to link families to an Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter. This free service offers your patients the benefit of confidential support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent with memory loss, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Simply complete the one-page, HIPAA compliant form and fax it to our office or make an online referral now.

Letter to Healthcare & Service Providers
Direct Connect Rapid Referral Fax Form (pdf)

Once received, the Alzheimer's Association will contact the referred individual within two business days and assist with immediate needs. The Association will continue to serve the client with future needs as they arise. If the client gives permission, we will fax an action report back to you.

If you have any questions or would like to follow up, you can contact our office at 800.272.3900 or

Physician Toolkit


The physician toolkit was developed specifically for physicians and other clinicians who directly interact with patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their caregivers. Order your FREE physician packet and prescription pad today. 


Cognitive Assessment

This section provides guidance and tools for conducting a cognitive assessment during a time-limited office visit. Detecting possible cognitive impairment is the first step in determining whether or not a patient needs further evaluation.

Who should be evaluated >
Annual Wellness Visit >
Recommended tools >
Video demonstrating cognitive assessment >
Indications for referral >

Dementia Diagnosis

If cognitive impairment is suspected, a full dementia evaluation is warranted to identify causes for decline or determine a specific diagnosis.

Diagnostic guidelines >
Advanced imaging and biomarkers >
Differential diagnosis >
Disclosure of diagnosis >

Hospital Initiative

This nationally recognized program provides education and community partnership to hospital staff to improve care for people with dementia and involve their families in the acute care setting. This section provides professionals with the tools necessary to become a dementia friendly hospital.

Hospital Initiative >

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