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Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 hotline is available for families during the holiday season

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When families get together for the holidays, they might notice some changes in their extended family members cognitive behavior.

The Alzheimer’s Hotline can be a useful resource to help.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a 24/7 hotline for people and families to find resources and information about the disease.

They provide access to experts, referrals to local programs and more.

Senior Director, Education & Community Volunteers Melanie Adams says all the resources on the hotline are free to everyone.

“There's just no reason for folks to feel that they can't reach out to a nonprofit and experts in the field so they can get help with navigating what they're seeing and helping make that distinction, even between what is normal aging and what is aging with a disease such as Alzheimer's.”

The hot-line can be translated into 200 different languages.

For more information call 1-800-272-3900.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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