The Alzheimer’s Association is not only dedicated to research for finding a cure for the only disease that cannot be cured, slowed, or prevented. We pride ourselves on the many services we provide to caregivers and patients to make the journey a little easier. We have many educational programs throughout the year that help caregivers learn how to provide aid in better, more effective ways. We also provide support groups for caretakers to talk to others going through the same experience. However, we here at the Central Illinois Chapter know it’s tough to devote time to such outings. You may have a job, families to take care of, or live too far from our office. If that’s the case, do not worry. We have something that will be extremely beneficial for you. The Alzheimer’s Association provides online tools for all Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. These tools help provide answers to your questions, local resources, and support. They are:
- Alzheimer’s Navigator®
- ALZConnected® is the first dedicated online social networking community for anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. It provides a safe place for people to connect with others in similar situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at no charge.
- Caregiver Stress Check
- Care Team Calendar
- Comfort Zone®
- Alzheimer’s Association Comfort Zone® and Comfort Zone Check-In®, powered by Omnilink, are GPS location management services that help families monitor a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Families receive alerts if the person wanders from a preset safety perimeter.
- Community Resource Finder
- E-Learning Workshops
- essentiALZ Individual Certification
- Find clinical trials through Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch®. Our free and easy-to-use clinical studies matching service connects individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.
- Virtual Library
- CARES Training
Although we only highlighted a few of the listed tools, each and every one can be extremely useful. For more information on all of these services visit: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-online-tools.asp.