Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. offers a resource of community-based support for families that can prevent, divert or delay the need for institutionalized care and its associated financial and emotional costs.
It has been estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the nation’s population over 65 and an even larger percentage of those over 85 are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. is a local, non-profit organization established in January 1983 for the purpose of operating a therapeutic activity day program for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Today, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. operates two dementia-specific adult day centers: Kennedy Park Center at 4585 Raleigh LaGrange inside Kennedy Park and Dorothy’s Place at 3185 Hickory Hill Road. Both centers are licensed from the Department of Human Services of the State of Tennessee.
These centers give assistance to “Friends” and their families. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.
On this show, Host Donna Newman discusses the costs and impacts of Alzheimer’s and Dementia on human life. Our guests Ruthann G. Shelton, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis Inc. and Frances Paulson, President of the Board of Directors, discuss how the organization works to “keep families together” as they deal with the devastating repercussions of the disease.
A video talking about what ADS does for our community with an interview with the Assistant Executive Director.
Dorothy’s Place Kennedy Park
ADS’ mission statement is fulfilled by providing adult day services to persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia such as the dementia associated with strokes, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis to name a few. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. provides a safe, stimulating, and socializing daytime environment for persons with dementia in an effort to maintain their level of functioning while providing respite, education, encouragement and support to their caregivers and families. As always, the starting point is the individual suffering from dementia. The needs of this individual “Friend” form the core of the plan of care developed for each person.
The intensity of care revolves around the participant’s needs and addresses the services that allow the person to function at the highest level of his/her ability. Find out more about our program, staff and Board of Directors.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. has an “open door” policy. Come visit at any time, take a tour and see the dynamic atmosphere. No appointment necessary.