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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

Support Education Resources



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 . We check the e-mail box daily and will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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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 caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Several locations offer specialized groups for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Support group listing.

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Early Stage Programs

The Alzheimer's Association is offering a new educational and support program for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Click here for more information or call 214-540-2407.

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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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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 1-800-272-3900.

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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 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® + Safe Return®

When a person with dementia wanders or becomes lost, one call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver. When a person is found, a citizen or law official calls the toll-free 24-hour emergency response number on the identification product and the individual's family or caregivers are contacted. The nearest Alzheimer's Association office provides support during search and rescue efforts. In addition, should medical attention be required, access to a personal health record is immediately available.

Financial assistance for Safe Return® is available for some families. Please contact us at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Learn more about Medic Alert + Safe Return.

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Alzheimer's Association Online Care Tools

No one needs to be alone when managing care for someone with dementia. Our online suite of services can help you find and plan for care. Use them to widen your care options and help you cope with the challenges of Alzheimer’s.

Click here to access our online care tools.

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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: 1-800-272-3900
By e-mail:

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Clinical Trials Index
  • Clinical studies – what they are, why participate

  • Nationwide clinical trials index

  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is currently looking for subjects to participate in the Texas Alzheimer's Disease Research Consortium. The Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
    (Council) has established a Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease Centers in Texas comprised of the following institutions: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

    A person is eligible to participate in the Consortium if they are age 55 or older, have a diagnosis of "Probable AD" and are willing to undergo study procedures. This study consists of a one-time visit that lasts approximately 1 hour; however, more associated research opportunities are expected to be available in the near future. If you or a loved one are interested in participating, please contact Doris Stevilk, Project Coordinator, 214-648-4665. For more information about the Consortium, visit

  • The Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center is currently enrolling qualified participants for clinical trials and research studies. Patients and their family members are encouraged to call the Memory Research Office at 214-648-9376. email or visit

  • Marlana Opitz, a Ph.D candidate from the University of Texas, is seeking research participants to help with her doctoral dissertation, "Family Caregivers' Narratives of Coping with Chronic Stress". Caregivers interested in participating in this study can call 972-690-4586.

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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.