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Alzheimer’s Association
Phone: (24/7 Helpline) 1-800-272-3900

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17,
Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633

The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Local chapters across the country provide core services to families, professionals and researchers, including information and referral, support groups, care consultation, education and safety services.

Services Include:
  • A toll-free 24/7 Helpline which provides reliable information, referrals and support in multiple languages: 1-800-272-3900

  • The Alzheimer’s Association Care Source, an online resource to help coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing, receive care recommendations and enhance caregiving skills.

  • Support Groups facilitated by staff and volunteers are offered for caregivers.

  • MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia that wander or who have a medical emergency.

Materials available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese


The National Family Caregiver Association (NFCA):

10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500,
Kensington, MD 20895-3944

The National Family Caregiver Association (NFCA) provides education, support, and advocacy for caregivers. Resources include publications, a quarterly newsletter and live online training sessions (webinars).


The National Institute on Aging (NIA):
Phone: 301-496-1752, TTY: 1-800-222-4225
Building 31, Room 5C27,
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292,
Bethesda, MD 20892

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Resources Include:
  • Publications with information and tips on healthy aging, caregiving, medications, dietary supplements, and diseases.

  • A directory of health and aging organizations

  • A database of federally and privately supported clinical research programs

  • Information on Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) at major medical institutions across the U.S. The ADCs offer:
  • Diagnosis and medical management (costs may vary—centers may accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance).

  • Information about the disease, services, and resources.

  • Opportunities for volunteers to participate in drug trials, support groups, clinical research projects and other special programs for volunteers and their families.

Directory listing is available at:


US Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator:
Phone: 1-800-677-1116

The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It serves as your first step for finding local agencies that provide home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
Phone: 1-800-438-4380

ADEAR Center, PO Box 8250,
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250

A public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Dementia information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Free and low-cost books, booklets, DVD’s, Web sites, and other materials can also be found on the website.

Materials available in English, Spanish


Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
General Information
1-800-445-8106 National Center on Caregiving Hotline at FCA

180 Montgomery St, Ste 1100,
San Francisco, CA 94104

The Family Caregiver Alliance offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

Services include:

Personalized help to identify local resources and services for families, caregivers and providers nationwide, research and publications.
The National Center on Caregiving, focused on developing high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country.
Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state resource guide to help families in all 50 states locate government, nonprofit, and private caregiver support programs.

Materials available in English, Spanish, Chinese.


The Alzheimer’s Project:
Four documentary films, publically available at no cost from the above website, provide background and information on Alzheimer’s.

The National Adult Day Services Association:
Phone (toll-free): 1-866-890-7357
NADSA is a resource for finding general information about adult day care centers and programs nationally.

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Created On: Aug 13 2010 3:10 PM

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