Guide: Signs of Alzheimer's disease and resources for patients and families

Whether you are a patient, a family member, or a supportive friend, if Alzheimer’s disease is in your life, help is within your reach.

Sandrina Rodrigues

Sep 21, 2023, 9:30 AM

Updated 249 days ago

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Whether you are a patient, a family member, or a supportive friend, if Alzheimer’s disease is in your life, help is within your reach.
Below are resources from national and tri-state agencies:

NATIONAL

National toll-free helpline - 866-232-8484. The helpline is open seven days a week and staffed by licensed social workers specifically trained in dementia care.
Text message: 646-586-5283
The web chat and text message features can serve individuals in over 90 different languages.
Alzheimer's Association - Here you can browse helpful information and resources for those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
24-hour helpline - 1-800-272-3900

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program - This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.

NEW JERSEY

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program subsidizes adult day care services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey - Here you can find education, support, and advocacy. Helpline: 1-888-280-6055
Care2Caregivers - Here you can find peer support hotline through COPSA at Rutgers. Helpline: 1-800-424-2494

NEW YORK

CLICK HERE to select your county in New York state to view Caregiver Support Programs and Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease near you.

NEW YORK CITY

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. provides free information, assistance and support for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as for their family members, caregivers and professionals.
Volunteer information - 646-744-2900

What are signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?

Although each individual is unique, experts have identified common warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, including:
Memory loss, especially of recent events, names, places and other new information;
Confusion about time and place;
Struggling to complete familiar tasks such as brushing one's teeth;
Trouble finding appropriate words, for example in a sentence;
Difficulties in judging situations;
Changes in mood and personality.


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