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What are some resources for Alzheimer's?

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Resources for Alzheimer's include the Alzheimer's Foundation hotline and the Alzheimer's Association helpline, both of which provide information and support. Federal and state programs also exist to help people who have Alzheimer's disease, according to Alzheimers.gov.

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As of 2015, people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers can call the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center at 1-800-438-4380 or send an email to find information about Alzheimer's resources. They can also contact their local Area Agency on Aging to find information on local services, such as Meals on Wheels and transportation services. A local Area Agency on Aging can also provide information about community programs specifically for people with Alzheimer's disease, according to Alzheimers.gov.

The Alzheimer's Association helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-272-3900. This helpline provides information and support for people with Alzheimer's and their caretakers. The Alzheimer's Foundation helpline is open between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EDT and provides referrals to community resources. This helpline can also offer counseling by social workers and information about the disease in both English and Spanish. The number is 866-232-8484.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' caregiver support program provides resources for veterans suffering from Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The helpline for this organization is 1-855-260-3274.

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