The latest “branch” of the Pronto Alzheimer helpline (Italy’s first-ever telephone helpline for Alzheimer’s disease) is being launched, in collaboration with Federazione Alzheimer Italia, in Abbiategrasso. The aim of the service is to offer psychosocial counselling and advice to those who live with or close to a person with dementia (relatives, home carers, etc.), informing them about their nearest local services and giving them information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The helpline, organised as part of the collaboration between Federazione Alzheimer Italia and the Golgi-Cenci Foundation, will be manned by people who are professionally trained to answer callers’ questions.
The telephone number of Pronto Alzheimer in Abbiategrasso is 02/94602589,
and the line is open on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.