Local and National Organizations
The Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Tennessee oﬀers free literature on all-things dementia, care consultation and navigation services, training and education, support groups, and local resources and referrals to people living with the disease, caregivers, and families. Some regional oﬃces may conduct an in-home care consultation to help determine the best care options and assist you in navigating and securing services.
- Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
- West TN Regional Oﬃce: Memphis, 901-565-0011
- Middle TN Regional Oﬃce : Nashville, 615-315-5880
- Southeast TN Regional Oﬃce: Chattanooga, 423-265-3600
- East TN Regional Oﬃce: Knoxville, 865-200-6668
- Northeast TN Regional Oﬃce Kingsport, 423-928-4080
- Alzheimer’s Tennessee: 888-326-9888
- Alzheimer’s Tennessee 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-259-4283
- East TN Oﬃce: Knoxville,865-544-6288
- Cumberland Oﬃce: Cookeville, 931-526-8010
- Northeast TN Oﬃce: Johnson City, 423-232-8993
- Middle TN Oﬃce: Nashville, 615-580-4244
- South Central TN Oﬃce: Tullahoma, 931-434-2348
- West TN Oﬃce: Jackson, 731-694-8065
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) also offers free literature on things like dementia caregiving, memory and cognitive screening, accessing local support and resources, training and education for professional caregivers. AFA’s national member organizations provide direct care and services to individuals and their families. Information about AFA’s National Hotline and Tennessee member organizations can be found below.
- National Toll-Free Helpline: 866-232-8484
- Tennessee Member Organizations: Click here to find an updated list
The Tennessee Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (AAAD) are trusted sources of information and assistance, where older adults can turn to ﬁnd specialized information, supports and service options in their area. They also oﬀer Family Caregiver Support Programs that assist family members as they are helping a loved one with dementia or other conditions. Your local AAAD can provide general information about eldercare and referrals to aging-related services and programs in your community. Resources oﬀered by the AAAD can include:
- Caregiver support
- Information and assistance
- Home-delivered meals
- Public Guardianship
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
- Legal assistance
- Home and community based services
Health promotion and preventionServices listed above are not exhaustive and will vary between agencies. Eligibility criteria do apply and also vary. Contact the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) by calling 1-866-836-6678 to identify supports and services in your area for which you may be eligible.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Aﬀairs oﬀers numerous beneﬁts to honorably discharged and qualiﬁed aged or disabled veterans including rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. Veteran Service Oﬃcers can assist you in identifying beneﬁts, help you complete and submit paperwork and ﬁle claims. You can call 888-777-4443 to receive assistance locating your local county Veteran Service Oﬃcer.
Information about veteran’s beneﬁts may be found at: https://www.va.gov/. The VA has extensive resources for caregivers of Veterans or Veterans who are caregivers. Check the website www.caregiver.va.gov to ﬁnd out who your Caregiver Support Coordinator is. They can help connect you to resources for you as a caregiver. The Veteran must be receiving VA services.
The TN Senior Legal Helpline is a toll-free line (1-844-435-7486) oﬀering legal assistance and advice for Tennesseans aged 60 or over.
The National Institute on Aging offers an Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center that provides detailed information, in both English and Spanish, about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias disease processes, symptoms, treatments, caregiving, research, and scientific updates. Resources
can be found at nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers or by calling 800-438-4380.