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Helpline Offers Aid to Those Struggling with Alzheimer's

By the Alzheimer's Association

Imagine that you or a loved one is having memory problems.

Is it normal aging, or is it something more? How can you tell? What if someone you care about has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? What are the treatment choices? How can you prepare?

Your doctor might not be able to answer every question.

While you wait for your next appointment, your concerns and the issues grow.    Fortunately, there is help. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a toll-free Helpline that operates 24/7, every day of the year at (800) 272-3900.

No matter if it is day or night, or what your concern is, if it relates to Alzheimer’s, the Helpline can help you.

The Helpline uses knowledgeable staff and trained volunteers to answer questions and concerns of those with memory loss, their caregivers, health care professionals, and the general public.

Some of the topics they are trained to help with are:

  • Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Medications and treatment choices
  • General information about aging and brain health
  • How to develop skills to provide quality care and how to find the best care from professionals
  • Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions
  • Referrals to local community programs, services and ongoing support

The Helpline is available to anyone, of any age or background who has a question or concern about Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

A free translation service offers help in more than 140 languages and dialects. Call the Helpline toll-free, seven days a week from anywhere in the United States at (800) 272-3900.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association and its programs and services, visit www.alz.org/socal.

Jean Dickinson April 24, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Gina -- Thank you for posting. This valuable service is confidential and no-cost. We encourage those with concerns to call the Alzheimer's Association.
Gina Tenorio April 25, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Of course. We're always glad to help.

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