Best Organizations for Alzheimer's Support
The editors of Caring.com recommend these organizations for family caregivers:
24-hour help line: 800-272-3900; supports multiple languages
The Alzheimer's Association, also known as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support, and medical research.
Ask for: Free brochures and a referral to the nearest local chapter, which can, in turn, refer you to local support groups and consultation services for matters such as home safety and caregiving
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Part of the National Institute on Aging, this organization provides information and news about research on Alzheimer's disease.
Look for: Information on clinical trials, free or inexpensive brochures
Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International (DASNI)
P.O. Box 1645
Mariposa, California 95338
DASNI is a worldwide organization run by and for those diagnosed with dementia (about a third of its members have dementia themselves).
Look for: Daily online chat groups