Holiday helpline available for families facing Alzheimer’s

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As families come together this holiday season, they may notice cognitive changes in a loved one whom they don’t see regularly.

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline — 800-272-3900 — is a resource for individuals and families who have concerns about cognitive changes affecting a loved one.

The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline is a free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, offering a wide-range of services and support, including:

  • Specialists and master’s-level clinicians who offer confidential support and information, crisis assistance and emotional support.
  • Referrals to local resources and programs for ongoing support through Alzheimer’s Association local chapters across the country.
  • Translation services in more than 200 languages for people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

Today there are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 66,000 in Iowa. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends are serving as caregivers, including 73,000 in Iowa.

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