Telephone Support Group
Adult Day Services
Local Resources and Referrals
Caring Connections Partnership with Humana Insurance
Our Helpline is open to people with memory loss as well as their caregivers, family members, health care professionals, and the public. Our locally-staffed Helpline provides support, information and referrals to 3,500 East Tennessee callers annually who are struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Local assistance is only a phone call away.
Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We can provide care consultation services to you by telephone, e-mail or in person. These include:
Please contact us for more information.
We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who receive monthly materials. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.
Dial in and reach out to others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Whether you are a caregiver or a loved one of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease, you can hear the voices of others in a similar situation through our new monthly telephone support group. Take part from anywhere you choose, as long as you have a phone and some privacy for the call. Each telephone support group call is free and moderated by an Alzheimer’s professional.
Calls held on the first Monday of each month
2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST)
Call Toll Free: 866.212.0875
Enter pass code: 522552
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. offers an adult day program in the Knoxville area. (We can also provide referral services to other locations.)
Howard Circle of Friends
Adult Day Services Program
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1807 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
Who Benefits From Adult Day Services
Contact Us for fees and eligibility information.
We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
For more information, please contact us.
The Caring Connection Program is a new service being launched by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. The program is a partnership between Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., Humana, the University of Tennessee Research Department, State of Tennessee, and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.
Caring Connections is designed to support patients and families with Humana insurance who are struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease.
What It Is & How It Works
Consistent caring, support, and concern are at the heart of the Caring Connection program.
Contact Us to find out more about how you can participate in this program.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. provides financial assistance to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners based on financial need. With the support of generous donors, we offer “scholarships” to help cover basic needs for recipients including personal care items, respite care, baths provided by in-home care, and more.
Contact Us for more information about eligibility and how we can help you or someone you care about.
We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.
We are committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.
Our programs and meetings have been attended by physicians, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, activity professionals, and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.
Alzheimer’s disease is a public health problem and Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. has played an active role in ensuring that legislators on both the national and state levels pursue programs that will provide the assistance needed by our families.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. invites you to become an Alzheimer’s advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Rapid advances in our knowledge about Alzheimer’s have led to the development of many promising new drugs and treatment strategies. However, before these new strategies can be used in clinical practice, they must be shown to work in people. This means that clinical trials—and volunteer participants—are an essential part of Alzheimer’s disease research. Advances in prevention and treatment are possible thanks to volunteers who participate in clinical trials.
Clinical trials are the primary way that researchers find out if a promising treatment is safe. Clinical trials tell researchers which treatments are the most effective and for which people they may work best. Trials can take place in various settings, such as private research facilities, teaching hospitals, specialized AD research centers, and doctors’ offices. FDA approval is necessary before scientists can begin a clinical trial.
Participating in a clinical trial is a big step for anyone, including people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. That is why physicians and clinical trials staff spend time talking with participants about what it is like to be in a trial and the pros and cons of participating.
Contact Us for more information on local clinical trials.
To learn more about clinical trials, visit the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center’s Clinical Trials Database website. Also, visit the clinical trials websites of the National Institutes of Health.
African-Americans are among the hardest hit by Alzheimer’s disease. We count on volunteers who serve on our Outreach Council to reach out to the African-American community and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in hopes that earlier detection will increase the effectiveness of treatments and knowledge of support services provided by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.