Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc.(ADS) is a non-profit day program that provides organized therapeutic activities and personal care services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders such as stroke dementia, Parkinson’s Disease dementia, etc. Started in 1983 by volunteer families, ADS operated in a senior center until 1988 at which time the organization completed construction of its’ Kennedy Park location. In 2004 Dorothy’s Place, ADS’ second center opened. Those who come to our centers are called “Friends.” ADS is funded through “Friends” fees, endowment fund income, grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, donations of money, goods and services.Phone: 901-372-4585
-Adult Day Care
-Art and Music Therapy
-Chair Tai Chi -Community Outreach
-Caregiver Respite Outreach Program (CROP)
-Dementia Sensitivity Experience
-Free Caregivers Conference every November
-Parkinson's Disease Care
-Spanish Language Class Support Groups
-Therapeutic Day Program
The mission of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc., (ADS) is to help persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders live their lives with dignity and respect while providing relief to their caregivers and support for their families. ADS directly impacts two populations, those who have the disease and those caring for them. Those living with dementia need quality therapeutic day services so they can live at home longer. Family members and those who love them, whom we refer collectively as caregivers, need relief from the emotional, physical and economic stress that comes from caring for a “Friend.”
ADS’ therapeutic day program is open Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm at two centers in Memphis, Dorothy’s Place and Kennedy Park. ADS therapeutic activities include 20-25 activities throughout the day that exercise cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills, and provide socialization and communication opportunities.
Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. also engages with individuals, families and community organizations who have a need for dementia services through weekly support groups, dementia sensitivity training, and an annual caregiver conference.
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