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Alzheimer’s Safety – Additional Resources

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Several organizations offer caregivers information about Alzheimer’s disease.  To learn more about support groups, services, research, and additional publications, you may wish to contact the following groups.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization that supports families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease.  Local chapters provide referrals to local resources and services and sponsor support groups and educational programs.

Online and print versions of publications also are available.  In addition, the association offers the SAFE RETURN program to help in the identification and safe, timely return of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias who wander and become lost.  The Association maintains a national photo/information database and staffs a 24-hour toll-free emergency crisis line.

 919 North Michigan Avenue – Suite 1100; Chicago, IL 60611-1676

1-800-272-3900

Web address: www.alz.org

e-mail address: info@alz.org

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

This service of the National Institute on Aging is funded by the Federal government.  It offers information and publications on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to AD.  Publications and videos can be ordered through the ADEAR Center or via the web site.

 PO Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250

1-800-438-4380

Web address: www.alzheimers.org

e-mail address: adear@alzheimers.org

 

American Red Cross

The Red Cross offers health information, health services, disaster relief, and emergency services to the public.  Local chapters provide programs for older people, including safety courses and home nurse care instruction.

430 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

1-800-435-7669

Web address: www.redcross.org

e-mail: info@usa.redcross.org

 

Children of Aging Parents

This nonprofit group provides information and materials for adult children caring for their older parents.  Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease also may find this information helpful.

 1609 Woodbourne Road, Suite 302A, Levittown, PA 19057

1-800-227-7294

Web address: www.caps4caregivers.org

 

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide, directory assistance service helping older people and their caregivers locate local support and resources for older Americans.  It is funded by the Administration on Aging (AoA).  The AoA Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Room contains information for families, caregivers, and professionals about AD, caregiving, working with and providing services to people with AD, and support services.

 1-800-677-1116

Web address: www.eldercare.gov

 

Family Caregiver Alliance

The community-based nonprofit organization offers support services for those caring for adults with AD, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other cognitive disorders.  Programs and services include an information clearinghouse.

 690 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

415-434-3388

Web address: www.caregiver.org

 

Well Spouse Foundation

This nonprofit membership organization gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.   Well Spouse publishes the bimonthly newsletter Mainstay.

63 West Main Street, Suite H, Freehold, NJ 07728

1-800-838-0879

Web address: www.wellspouse.org

 

Ageless Design

Consultation services, architectural design review, books, articles, brochures, pamphlets, and audiotapes are provided by this organization.

 Web address: www.agelessdesign.com

 

Elder Care Online

Information, education and support for caregivers, safety advice and links to additional caregiver resources are featured on this Web site maintained by Prism Innovations, Inc.

Web address: www.ec-online.net

 

See the first page in this series:  Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

 

Acorn wishes to acknowledge the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center that were the sources for this valuable content.