Imagine that you or a loved one is having memory problems. Is it normal aging, or is it something more? How can you tell?
What if someone you care about has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia? What are the treatment choices? How can you prepare? Your doctor might not be able to answer every question. While you wait for your next app
ointment, your concerns and the issues grow.
Fortunately, there is help. The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter offers a toll-free Helpline that operates 24/7, every day of the year at (800) 272-3900. No matter if it is day or night, or what your concern is, if it relates to Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Helpline can help you.
The Helpline uses knowledgeable staff and trained volunteers to answer questions and concerns of those with memory loss, their caregivers, health care professionals, and the general public. Some of the topics they can help with are:
- Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Medications and treatment choices
- General information about aging and brain health
- How to develop skills to provide quality care and how to find the best care from professionals.
The Helpline is available to anyone. A free translation service offers help in more than 140 languages and dialects. Call the Helpline toll-free, seven days a week from anywhere in the U.S. at (800) 272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter has many programs and services throughout LA County. For information, visit alz.org/socal.