Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc.

  • What is Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis?

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis (ADS) is a local non-profit organization established in 1983 for the purpose of operating a day program for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. ADS is a social agency (non-medical) that provides a safe, stimulating and socializing environment for persons with dementia. ADS strives to maintain maximum level of physical, cognitive and social functioning for persons with dementia, while providing respite, education, encouragement and support to their caregivers and families.

  • How many locations do you have?

    We have two centers to serve the Mid-South region: Kennedy Park, located at 4585 Raleigh LaGrange (inside Kennedy Park), Memphis, TN 38128, and Dorothy’s Place, located at 3185 Hickory Hill Road (near Knight Arnold), Memphis, TN 38115.

  • What are the hours of operation?

    Both centers are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a hearty breakfast provided until 9:15 a.m., a balanced lunch provided at 12:30 p.m. and a nutritional snack at 3:30 p.m. ADS offers 20 – 25 therapeutic activities each day that exercise cognitive skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, socialization and communication.

  • What is the cost?

    The actual cost of the service is over $85 per day. Caregivers are asked to contribute a minimum of $40 per day toward services depending on their ability to pay. The additional funds are subsidized through grants, gifts, and in-kind contributions. Additional fees may be charged for services such as bathing. ADS is a service provider for CHOICES, Veterans Adminstration and Aging Commission of the Mid-South. Internal ADS fee assistance may be awarded to those in need.

  • How many“Friends” are enrolled?

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services can provide services to 44 “Friends” per day at Kennedy Park and an additional 55 at Dorothy’s Place.

  • Is Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services licensed?

    Both centers of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. are licensed through the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
  • How is Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services funded?

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services is funded through “Friends”’ fees, grants from individuals and foundations and donations of money, goods and services. None of our services would be possible without the continued generous support of our community partners in government, businesses, and service organizations, as well as the enthusiastic commitment of our individual donors, sponsors, volunteers, Advisory Council and Board of Directors. ADS is not affiliated or supported by any other local or national organization.

  • Do you accept volunteers?

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services can always use volunteers, whether you are a handy man or just a loving person who wants to share your time. Volunteers augment staffing, which has a ratio of 1:4. Volunteers most often assist with activities and provide companionship to our “Friends”. Volunteers can also provide clerical support and assist with meal preparations in the kitchen, if interested. If you would like to volunteer, call 901-372-4585 or email

Contact Information
  • PHONE: 901-372-4585

  • Email:

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

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

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