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Programs and Support
The Alzheimer's Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible.
- 24/7 Helpline
- Support Programs
- Education Programs
- Early-Stage Engagement Programs
- Online tools
1.800.272.3900 free and confidential
Call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) anytime to receive information and support. Trained and knowledgeable staff can offer referrals to local community programs and services; dementia-related education; crisis assistance; and emotional support. Care consultations are provided by master's-level clinicians. The 24/7 Helpline also has a language translation service.
Alzheimer's Association chapters back to top
Alzheimer's Association chapters are throughout the country. Chapter programs are tailored to the communities they serve. Most programs are offered free of charge and many are available in multiple languages.
Find your local chapter by zip code or state below or call 1.800.272.3900.
Support Programs back to top
Whenever facing difficult times, having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement may help you feel socially connected and give you a sense of belonging and purpose. Connecting with others like you may help put your own experiences living with the disease in perspective, and provide you with the support and encouragement necessary to move beyond your diagnosis.
Call 1.800.272.3900 or search by zip code to find your local early-stage support group
Online support group: AlzConnected®
Education Programs back to top
Share our Kids & Teens site with the young people in your life. It includes videos narrated by kids and teens impacted by Alzheimer's, support resources, and ideas on how to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's.
>Kids & Teens
Alzheimer's is a journey, not a destination. Taking an active role to educate yourself about how your life may be impacted by getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia can be an empowering first step to take control of your life. The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of education programs that can help you understand what to expect so you can be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible.
Find an in-person education program
in your community
Take a FREE online course
- The Basics: Memory, Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
- Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's Disease
- Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset
- Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
Early-Stage Engagement Programs back to top
The Alzheimer's Association early-stage engagement programs offer a comfortable way to get out, get active and get connected to others who are living in the beginning stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Go bowling, attend a baseball game or speak candidly and confidentially via telephone with others living with dementia. Connecting with people who understand what you are going through may provide you with the support, encouragement and inspiration necessary to move beyond your diagnosis.
Find an early-stage engagement program by zip code or call 1.800.272.3900.
Online Tools back to top
Alzheimer's Navigator® is an online assessment program that helps you create an action plan to meet your specific needs. It also connects you to information, support and local resources.
Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® (1.800.272.3900) is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.
Community Resource Finder™
The Community Resource Finder is a comprehensive database you can search to find local Alzheimer's resources; community programs; and services, including early-stage programs.
Green-Field Library (Virtual Library)
The Virtual Library is an extension of the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library. Search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions, and learn how to borrow materials.
Safetyback to top
There are many potential safety issues to consider, such as driving, making your home safe, taking medications safely and wandering.
> Learn more about safety issues
Learn more about our safety systems
Safety systems can help you remain independent and active in your community, and provide you, your family and friends peace of mind.
> Learn more about Comfort Zone®
> Learn more about MedicAlert® + Safe Return®