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Alzheimer's Agencies in Tennessee

Eastern Tennessee Chapter
200 Prosperity Drive
KNOXVILLE, TN 37923
Phone 1: (865) 200-6668
Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax : (866) 229-8834
www.alz.org/tn

Northeast Tennessee Chapter

207 North Boone Street, Suite 1500
JOHNSON CITY, TN 37604
Phone 1: (423) 928-4080

Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax : (423) 928-1152
www.alz.org/altn

Mid South Chapter
4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220
NASHVILLE, TN 37220
Phone 1: (615) 315-5880
Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax : (615) 315-5877
www.alz.org/altn

Southeast Tennessee Chapter
7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 22
CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421
Phone 1: (423) 265-3600
Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax : (423) 265-3611

www.alz.org/altn

Highlands Rim Regional Office
201 West Lincoln Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone 1: (931) 455-3345
Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax: (931) 455-5396
www.alz.org/altn

West Tennessee Regional Office

713 South Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38117

Phone 1: (901) 565-0011
Phone 2: (800) 272-3900
Fax: (901) 565-9550
www.alz.org/altn

Alzheimer's Disease Family Support Group Clarksville (931) 647-0269; Murfreesboro (800) 876-7093
Meharry Memory Disorders Clinic (615) 327-5663
Memory Works 256-4466
Mental Health Association of Middle TN (615) 269-5355

 

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Helpful Information for Caregivers

 

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Nursing Homes - Government Information Sites

Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare This tool provides detailed information about the performance of Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes throughout the country.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder While targeted toward those in Tennessee needing disability-related resources, the services database on this site can also be used to locate housing for seniors. *Choose "Services Database" from the main menu on the home page, then choose "Housing Information" in Step 1 on the following page.

 

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Financial Planning

 

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Fraud and Financial Exploitation Against the Elderly

Consumer Response Center
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC 20580
(202) FTC-HELP (382-4357); TDD: (202) 326-2502
National Consumers League
1701 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 835-3323

The National Consumers League and the American Association of Retired Persons conducted research on telemarketing fraud targeting the elderly. Brochures are available from this site.
AOA is dedicated to promoting consumer awareness, preventing elder victimization, and working to implement community partnerships to prevent Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse. By informing and training senior volunteers, aging network personnel, and health care providers, AoA wants to make older Americans and their advocates better health care consumers.
The attorney general is the chief legal officer of the state. Through his staff, he represents the interests of the state in a variety of areas. The attorney general prosecutes all criminal cases in the appellate courts and exercises original prosecutorial powers in the areas of securities and state contract fraud. The attorney general has the authority to institute ouster proceedings and civil actions for antitrust violations, consumer fraud, and environmental enforcement.
State of Tennessee Consumer Protection Office
David McCollum, Director
Division of Consumer 5th Floor
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0600
615-741-4737
Toll free in TN: 1-800-342-8385
Fax: 615-532-4994

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Elder Abuse and Fraud

Consumer Protection for Seniors - extensive lists of links
Elder Fraud - Tips for Seniors regarding fraud

 

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Legal Services

This site has phone numbers and addresses for Legal Aid offices throughout Tennessee.
Hotline for legal information and referral
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
414 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Hotline Hours: 9-12; 1-4, EST
800-836-0128
423-756-0128
Elder Law
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 400
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
This site has information about available legal services county by county in the State of Tennessee.
Legal Support for the Aging Advocacy Network.

 

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State and National Agencies

The DRM Regional Resources Directory
Assistive living technology (equipment and devices)
State agency for aging and disability resources
Search on health facilities; check on training
Agencies throughout the state of Tennessee (the site you are currently visiting)
Offers a travel grant program to assist people who want to attend meetings or seminars
Tennessee Long-term Care Information and Assistance
1-866-TENNOPT or 1-866-836-6678
Information and resources; statewide drop-in centers
Property tax relief for senior citizens in Tennessee
Download state tax forms
Check for unclaimed property
Request records such as birth/death certificates, marriage licences, etc.
Resources and Services for Seniors
Alzheimer's Disease information and referral, publications, clinical trials, and caregiver guides
Middle Tennessee chapter
(some financial assistance available)
Non-profit organization that advocates for research and provides services to the more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer's Disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Help finding programs that may pay some of the costs of prescription drugs, health care, etc. for seniors
Helpful information for seniors
Information and referral in Nashville
Information for and about senior citizens
For federal employees, including postal workers and those receiving annuities
National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine
Information on Alzheimer's Disease
The latest information and resources on Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease research information
Financial assistance for qualified households
Frequently asked questions
Answers some common questions and illustrates the brain and progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Health information, live chat, and message boards

 

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Research and treatment options

 

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