The Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers some amazing free resources for caregivers of patients with dementia, including :
- A Helpline staffed by social workers from 9 am to 9 pm Eastern time - 866-232-8484
Care Connection - a free monthly teleconference with experts on dementia. Topics include medical, behavioral, practical, social and spiritual issues. These sessions are held the second Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 pm Eastern time. To call in, dial 877-594-8353 and enter Guest ID 46692951#. Tomorrow's teleconference will highlight the Foundation's professional training tools, specifically their Partner in Care Training. Check out the trailer!
- Free Memory Screenings. In New York City: every other Monday from 11 am to noon at 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor. Call to make an appointment 866-232-8484. For screenings outside NYC, including Canada, check out their search tool.
I'll be leading the teleconference on June 9th, 2016. The topic will be Dementia & Depression. Check back for call-in information ahead of that date.