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To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
24/7 HELPLINE The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer's disease.
CARE CONSULTATION Our Caregiver Support Team is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. We can provide care consultation services to you by telephone, e-mail or in person.
SUPPORT GROUPS We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease. Groups are facilitated by professionals and/or trained volunteers. Specialized groups include early-onset and frontal-lobe dementia for caregivers and the person with dementia.
PUBLICATIONS The Alzheimer's Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures and we also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us at 1-800-272-3900.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.
MEDICALERT+SAFERETURN Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + Safe Return is a nationwide identification, support and enrollment program that provides assistance when someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If an enrollee is missing, one phone call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver.
LOCAL RESOURCES AND REFERRALS We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer's.
ONLINE RESOURCES The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter has found information contained on these websites to be helpful for those dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the Central Ohio area. Readers are encouraged to confirm information with reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals.
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