The Alzheimer’s Association also offers wonderful online tools for support such as:
- Message boards to connect with other caregivers looking for and giving advice or strategies, as well message boards for individuals with Alzheimer’s to be able to connect together.
- Care Team Calendar which is a great online system to help organize your calendar and share it with friends and family who want to help, but are not sure when would be ideal.
- The Illinois chapter also has an “E-Helpline.” Once registered, you will be asked a series of questions to determine your exact needs in order for them to provide you with the proper information.
Register here: http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org/helpline/reg.asp
If you do not have an email address, they also provide a 24/7 helpline: 1-800-272-3900
Do you need help finding health agencies in your area? Here is a list of agencies that have excellent resources to assist you.
- The Illinois Department on Aging
- Elder Care Locater provides national information and resources, as well as a tool to find help within your community while searching by location or by topic: Visit this site
- Home Care Association of America helps individuals find providers for non-medical in home care. Please be aware that there is a fee for their membership.
- CATCH-ON educates, trains and collaborates with geriatric healthcare providers and community-based organizations to improve health and wellness of older adults.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Support Group website allows you to search for support groups based on your state or zip code
Additionally, if you or someone you know is not comfortable attending an in-person support group, or simply does not have the time — https://www.alzconnected.org/ provides online messages boards for caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s to talk about issues and give and receive support.
Rush University also provides support services at their Without Warning support group.