Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

COVID and African American Caregivers

A  video series produced to raise awareness of the pandemic’s lasting  impact on caregivers and solutions for a community especially hard hit by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

Overview of Dementia and its Impact on African Americans

Monica Crane, MD, Medical Director, Genesis Neuroscience Clinic shares an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related forms of demntia from a physician's perspective. Dr. Crane describes some signs and stages of Alzheimer's and shares information on treatments and disease management. 

Resources Available to Tennessee Caregivers

Cynthia Finch, LMSW, founder of New Direction HealthCare Soluntions, shares resources to help Tennesseans cope with caregiving in the aftermath of COVID.

Panel Discussion with Stakeholders in teh African American Community

Panelists include Marc Green, Lomax Temple AME Church with a Minister's and Son’s Prospective. Lee Jackson whose mother took part in the Howard's Circle of Friends Adult Day Program provides a family caregiver's perspective. Marie King and Rev. Leroy Franklin, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church share the Church’s response to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Services Provided by Alzheimer's Tennessee

Janice Wade-Whitehead, Alzheimer's Tennessee President & CEO and Linda Johnson, Alzheimer's Tennessee Program Director list and describe how our organization serves local families facing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.   

Home Health Care Services

Lois Dade, RN is an experienced home care nurse. She shares the various levels of care available to those living with Alzheimer's. 

Advocacy for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Teka Moten, MPH, CDP, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability  shows us how she works to ensure the rights of those living in skilled nursing facilities. 

Howard Circle of Friends Adult Day Program

April Hawk, Program Supervisor for Howard Circle of Friends shares the benefits to participants of Alzheimer's Tennessee's award winning Adult Day Program. 

Vomunteering and its Impact on the Community

Kyra Elzy, University of Kentucky, Women’s Basketball Head Coach and Former Lady Vol shares the importance volunteer work in the community. 

Supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00 

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