Family, friends, neighbors and others who care for a person with Alzheimer’s face tremendous emotional stress. They may be up in the middle of the night, unable to sleep and desperate to talk to a friend who can understand what they are facing. Qualified counselors on our Helpline provide understanding, support, information and referral 24/7.
People living with Alzheimer’s and caregivers often face an overwhelming number of issues associated with the disease. These may include handling dementia-related behaviors, how to better communicate with the person with Alzheimer’s, assisting with daily needs, safety issues, and where to get local support and resources. The counselor may refer them to a local Alzheimer’s Association chapter or other community resources. A typical situation for Helpline counselors: “After my mom died, my father would ask where she was. Every time I told him she had passed on, he started grieving all over again. Last night I was just at the end of my rope. A friend said to call the Alzheimer’s Association.”