OVERVIEW: Provides support for people affected by Alzheimer's Disease.
1) HELPLINE: Offers advice to callers about caring for persons with Alzheimer's and community resources. Provides pamphlets on care, legal issues, and services. Call 800-272-3900, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
2) SUPPORT GROUPS: Provides support groups for relatives and friends of people with Alzheimer's meet to share feelings, problems, and solutions. Offers a telephone support group for dementia caregivers 3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30-2:30PM.
3) LIBRARY: Available to search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions and learn how to borrow materials.
4) MEDIC ALERT and SAFE RETURN PROGRAM: Persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias who are registered. The member and caregiver recieve an ID bracelet or pendant. The program helps reunite families if the person with Alzheimer's becomes lost..
5) WORKSHOPS and CONFERENCES: Sponsors many educational opportunities for caregivers, professionals, and the general public. Includes caregivers' conferences, professional workshops, and the dementia training course for health professionals.
6) EMERGENCY FUNDS: Provides a one-time grant to families who have exhausted all other available resources in caring for someone with Alzheimer's. The purpose is to help with needs, such as respite, home health equipment, and medical transportation. Based on availability.
7) CARE CONSULTATION: Helps families to better understand Alzheimer's, resolve conflicts, facilitate access to needed services, and plan for the future. Consultations may be conducted in person, via phone or by email.
8) ADVOCACY: Works to educate policy makers at the state and federal levels about the needs of families coping with dementia. Supports research into the cause, treatment, prevention and cure of Alzheimer's disease. Priorities include increased federal funding for research and long-term care services. Anyone interested in becoming an advocate may contact the Chapter.
9) TRIALMATCH: Offers a clinical study matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers, volunteers and physicians with current studies. A continuously updated database of 130+ Alzheimer's clinical trials includes both pharmacological and non-pharmacological studies.
- phone: 410-561-9099
1850 York Road
1850 York Road
Agency: Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland
Languages Available: Spanish
Payment Description: Free with the exception of conferences/staff training.
Intake and Eligibility: Open to persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families, and any other interested person or groups.
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore City County
- Anne Arundel County
- Carroll County
- Harford County
- Howard County