Do you have questions about memory loss? Are you looking for help with caregiving issues? Do you need someone to talk to for support? Are you looking for a regular support group?
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter can help. The Association’s confidential Helpline – 1-800-272-3900 – operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages
Highly trained and knowledgeable staff members are available to discuss all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Caregivers and family members are invited to call with questions about Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options, caregiving tips and respite care options, services available in the community and/or referrals or how the Association can specifically help.
“You can also call them for emotional support as often as you need,” said Reneé Palacios, M.A., of the Association’s Northwest Ohio Chapter. “The Alzheimer’s Association understands that living with and caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia can be overwhelming at times and you can call them toll-free.” The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is also available on the web. Visit their website. www.alz.org/nwohio, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “They check the e-mail box frequently and will respond to your inquiry,” Palacios said. Chapter office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for walk-in consultation, however an appointment is preferred. There are five offices to serve you:
Locally, offices are located at 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo (419-537-1999) and 131 N. Wheeling Street, Suite 2, Toledo (419-720-4940).
There are more than 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds. There are more than 32,000 people in Northwest Ohio with the disease.
In addition to the Helpline, the Association provides an extensive range of caregiver and professional education programs, support groups, an Adult Day Center and more.