The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) helpline remains open to help families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia illnesses during this time as we are faced with the Coronavirus pandemic.
The AFA toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) is open seven days a week and staffed entirely by licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care.
We are able assist callers with topics/questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, etc.
Families can connect with the AFA Helpline in any of the following ways:
- Via phone by calling 866-232-8484
- Web chat by visiting www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the blue and white chat icon on the lower right hand corner of the page
- Sending a text message to 646-586-5283
The web and text chat features are available in more than 90 languages.