The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is expanding its national toll-free helpline to seven days a week to provide individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers with assistance, support, and resources.
The helpline, which was previously open Monday through Saturday, now includes Sunday hours.
The new helpline hours, all listed in Eastern Time, are:
• Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Through the helpline, AFA’s social workers field questions, offer tips and strategies, and provide referrals to local services in the caller’s area, no matter where in the United States they live.
AFA’s social workers are also available via Skype, live chat, and email.
“Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t only affect people during normal business hours; oftentimes, nights and weekends are when families need help the most,” Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and CEO, said.
To reach AFA’s national toll-free helpline, call (866) 232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with AFA’s socials workers through email, live chat, or Skype.