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Alzheimer’s Helpline expanding hours to provide family assistance

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 15:25:27-04

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the hours of its Helpline starting this July 11.

The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) on weekends.

Families affected by dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, professional caregivers, and anyone who has questions about brain health can connect with a licensed social worker through the AFA Helpline by:

- Calling 866-232-8484

- Visiting AFA’s website, www.alzfdn.org, and clicking on the blue and white chat icon in the lower right hand corner.

- Sending a text message to 646-586-5283

The web chat and text message features can serve people in more than 90 different languages.

AFA’s Helpline is staffed entirely by licensed social workers trained in dementia care who can answer questions, provide support and connect callers with a variety of services in their community, no matter where in the United States they live.