Winter can make it harder to leave the house, but people affected by dementia can easily access care and support year-round from the comfort of their own homes. Services such as the Alzheimer’s Association® 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) and online Caregiver Center (alz.org/care) are free and available to people living with dementia, caregivers, family members, friends and the public.
Call the 24/7 Helpline for information, support and referrals 365 days a year. Bilingual staff members are available and translation services are offered in more than 200 languages. Callers can speak confidentially with master’s-level care consultants for support and education on a wide range of concerns, including:
- Crisis intervention.
- Understanding and managing the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Local resources.
- Self-care for caregivers.
Visit the Alzheimer’s Association online Caregiver Center to access a host of free information and tools, including:
- AlzConnected®, a dedicated online social networking community for anyone impacted by Alzheimer's disease. AlzConnected provides a safe place for people to connect by exchanging messages with others in similar situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Alzheimer's Navigator®, a tool that helps caregivers create a personalized action plan for a range of concerns such as safety, working with health care providers, financial planning and how to effectively handle dementia symptoms and behaviors.
- Community Resource Finder, a comprehensive database that makes it easy to search, find and access local Alzheimer's resources, programs and services.
Even when winter keeps you indoors, you can still receive support through the free phone and online services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/care.