How We Help

Local Helpline
Care Consultation
Support Groups
Telephone Support Group
Adult Day Services
Local Resources and Referrals
Our Library
Caring Connections Partnership with Humana Insurance
Financial Assistance
Education Programs
Professional Training
Clinical Trials
Outreach Council

Local Helpline

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.

    • Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:
    • Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s
    • Medications and other treatment options
    • General information about aging and brain health
    • Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
    • Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions

Local assistance is only a phone call away.

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Care Consultation

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:

  • Assessment of needs
  • Assistance with planning and problem solving
  • Supportive listening

Please contact us for more information.

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Support Groups

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.

View the list of support groups that meet throughout East Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

Telephone Support Group

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

 Adult Day Services

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
(865) 524-9457

Who Benefits From Adult Day Services

    • Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia or illness
    • Seniors who are socially isolated or at risk for poor nutrition or depression
    • Seniors who need daytime supervised care.
    • The caregiver also receives the benefit of respite from 24-hour care giving duties.

Contact Us for fees and eligibility information.

Local Resources and Referrals

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.

Our Library

Caring Connections Partnership with Humana Insurance

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

    1. The process begins when Humana family physicians refer their patients with dementia to the Association for inclusion in the program.
    2. Patients are then assigned to a Care Consultant who is a licensed social worker from Alzheimer’s, Tennessee, Inc.
    3. The Care Consultant will provide a range of services including emotional support, education, referral to needed resources (such as day care and support groups ), and provision of written materials that help to educate families on how to cope with loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

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.

Financial Assistance

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.

Educational Programs

We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.

More about education programs

Professional Training

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.

More about professional training opportunities


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.

More about advocacy

Clinical Trials

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.

Outreach Council

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.

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Knoxville, TN 37919
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1459 Interstate Dr. Ste 211
Cookeville, TN 38501 Alzheimer's of Tennessee - Cumberlands Office
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