Caregiver Education

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc.

Caregivers need help too. This is a challenging and tiring job. ADS offers a number of caregiver resources to help make it easier. Some of the classes that ADS schedules include:

  • Caregiver 101:

    From basic dementia facts to how to deal with catastrophic behaviors to caregiver stress. Six (6) one hour sessions.

  • Home for the Holidays:

    How to make the holidays a more enjoyable time for your loved one and for you.

  • Dementia Sensitivity Event:

    Understanding what a person living with dementia goes through is often difficult. The Dementia Sensitivity Event offers professionals, caregivers and family members a glimpse at the daily challenges dementia can bring. This event will prove invaluable to your understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Contact ADS

Phone : 901-372-4585
Email : info@adsmemphis.org

Dorothy’s Place:
3185 Hickory Hill Road; Memphis, TN 38115

Kennedy Park Center:
4585 Raleigh LaGrange Rd.; Memphis, TN 38128

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Caregiver Information

Brief caregiver support and education are available on a daily basis. Individual and family conferences can be scheduled. Information is available about the following items (just to name a few):

  • “Safe Return” Program through the Alzheimer’s Association and Medic Alert.

  • Obtaining a handicap placard for your car
  • Internet sites of interest to caregivers
  • Caregiver resource materials
  • Termination of driving privileges in Tennessee
  • “911″ hazard calls
  • “Wandering” tips
  • Respite care sources
  • Residential Placement Counsultation

An Educational Opportunities brochure will give you a quick look at the types of presentations and educational workshops we typically offer.  ADS can also tailor a presentation or workshop to your needs.

A calendar of events, holidays, and support groups for the year is available at each center and in our 2019 Friend Calendar PDF.

A caregivers’ representative is a member of the board of directors to bring concerns and ideas to the governing board. An annual survey is conducted to evaluate current services and to get ideas from families for services Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. might be able to offer to fit your family’s needs, and busy work schedules.

FREE Caregiver Conference November 12, 2019

ADS Memphis will have a free caregiver conference on November 12, 2019 from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The location is at First Baptist Church on Broad Ave. For any questions, please contact Adina Samberg, Conference Coordinator, at (901) 372-4585 or email her at asamberg@adsmemphis.org.


Caregiver Respite Outreach Program CROP

ADS has partnered with faith based organizations to take an activity program into the neighborhoods where caregivers are taking care of loved ones. if you are interested in learning more about the CROP program, contact Judy Elaine Davis, Assistant Development Director, at  jedavis@adsmemphis.org or at 901-372-4585.


Dementia Sensitivity Experience

Understanding what a person living with dementia goes through is often difficult. The Dementia Sensitivity Experience offers caregivers and family members a glimpse at the daily challenges dementia can bring, by simulating what it might be like to have dementia for five minutes.

Call 901-372-4585 to find out when the next one is scheduled

Contact Information
  • PHONE: 901-372-4585

  • Email: info@adsmemphis.org

  • Dorothy’s Place:
    3185 Hickory Hill Road;
    Memphis, TN 38115

  • Kennedy Park Center:
    4585 Raleigh LaGrange Rd.;
    Memphis, TN 38128

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