Alzheimer's Disease

 

The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906. is a non-profit organization affiliated with the national group. Its mission is to coordinate resources for caregivers, educate health professionals and the general public, and advocate for improved public policy. Other services of the Alzheimer’s Association include a helpline, speaker’s bureau, newsletter, affiliated family support groups, and an early stage support group for those with the disease.

For information about these services, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter at 421-0008, or 1-800-244-1428. The local web site is www.alz.org/ri/

Police departments with Alzheimer’s Alert programs register Alzheimer’s patients so the police may assist them if they are found wandering.

Many services listed in this booklet may be helpful to those with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, including assisted living/residential care, home and community care, adult day services, elder care services, caregiver support groups, and legal assistance.

The web site for the national Alzheimer’s Association is www.alz.org.

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