Alzheimer's Association Help

5 Ways to Get Help Near You

Whether or not you're ready to act publicly on a dementia diagnosis, and even if that diagnosis isn't specifically for Alzheimer's, consider making a call now to a local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. No, it's not too early. Knowledge is power, and it's wise to tap into a variety of resources.

The Association's national helpline is (800) 272-3900. You'll be able to find many resources specific to your area, such as professional referrals and support groups. Here are some of the things you can ask an Alzheimer's Association chapter to do:

  • Help you find camaraderie and advice in a support group for Alzheimer's caregivers

  • Help you find nearby clinical trials for drugs in development

  • Act as a clearinghouse to point you to other community services for support, respite, and information

  • Enroll you in an Alzheimer's Association workshop to learn more about the disease and how to cope with it

  • Tell you about Comfort Zone and MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return, two programs that locate wanderers

Paula Spencer Scott

Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers and much of the Alzheimer's and caregiving content on Caring. See full bio