Alzheimer's Organizations

Best Organizations for Alzheimer's Support

The editors of Caring.com recommend these organizations for family caregivers:

Alzheimer's Association

www.alz.org

312-335-8700

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

www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

800-438-4380

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)

www.dasninternational.org/

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


about 4 years ago, said...

My husband has advanced Dementia, some doctors have diagnosed Alzheimrer´s and others Lewy Bodies Dementia. He is at the stage he should wear diapers but completely refuses to do so, he gets very angry and takes them off. Could anybody tell me how to handle that without irritating him? I must add that my husband also had bipolar disease.