Additional Resources and Services
Information for Patients and Their Families
Alzheimer's Association National Office
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
24/7 Nationwide Contact Center 1.800.272.3900
The Alzheimer’s Association is the national voluntary health agency dedicated to providing support and assistance to afflicted persons and their families, and to research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Services include family caregiver support groups, telephone help lines for information and referrals, caregiver and professional education programs, newsletters, and speakers' bureaus. The national office can be reached by calling (800) 272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers a wide variety of educational resources for non-English speaking audiences, including a Spanish language website. The Association’s 24 hour/7 day nationwide Contact Center features more than 140 languages and dialects (1.800.272.3900). Outreach efforts and partnerships with the National Council of La Raza and the National Urban League deliver culturally appropriate information, education and referral services.
The Alzheimer's Association website provides the following information:
- general information about the organization
- local chapter information
- current news items
- public policy alerts
- press releases
- medical information
- caregiver resources
- upcoming conferences
There are five Alzheimer’s Association Chapters with local and county offices throughout California. To locate an office in your area call (800) 660-1993 (see listings below).
The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The Center provides comprehensive AD information that has been researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientist and health communicators for accuracy and integrity (see listing below).
The California Department of Aging administers a broad range of home and community-based services throughout California, working primarily with the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) who serve seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers.
The AAA provides subcontracted services to persons aged 60 and older though grants from the Federal Administration on Aging, State of California, and the County of Alameda. These services include:
- Adult Day Care
- Alzheimer's Services (Day Care and Respite)
- Case Management (Social Worker)
- Elder Abuse Prevention, Money Management
- Food Services (Brown Bag, congregate meals, as well as home delivered)
- Friendly Visitor/Telephone Reassurance
- Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Services (HICAP)
- In Home Services
- Legal Services
- Ombudsman Services (for those in long term care facilities)
- Respite Services (short-term)
- Senior Center Services
- Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent Services
For additional information and current publications, contact the National Institute of Aging.