Alzheimer's Tennessee is excited to partner with local Home Instead Senior Care offices across the state to create a fun way to support a great cause and raise funds that will support the mission of Alzheimer's Tennessee. During this year's GIVE65 campaign, you will have an opportunity to make your steps count in more ways than one. Click the pink "donate now" button on July 13 -14 to make a $25 dollar donation to register for the first "Memories Matter 5K" and qualify for a dollar for dollar matching funds. You may complete this virtual 5K between July 15-17. Walk or run in your neighborhood, in the park or even on a treadmill. Even if you can't walk a 5K, no worries. Your donation will help us take steps to Make Alzheimer's a Memory! To download your race certificated, please visit here: https://www.alztennessee.org/uploads/AlzTN_MemoriesMatter5K_Certificate.pdf
Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc., was founded in 1983 by a group of Tennessee families and professionals to help families understand and cope with the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's disease. Today the 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization (Federal ID 62-1206312) continues to advocate for promising research initiatives and provide services to the more than 120,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer's disease and dementia across Tennessee.
Research: Alzheimer's Tennessee supports research to find a cure and better treatments for Alzheimer's disease by directly funding promising researchers, advocating for increased state and federal support for research funding and clinical trials and developing care models.
24/7 Helpline 800 259-4283: Knowledgeable staff provides support, counseling and answers to your questions about medical, caregiving, legal and financial issues facing those affected by dementia.
Support Groups: Meetings by phone, online and in communities across Tennessee provide support and encouragement for caregivers, family members and those coping with Alzheimer's. For support in your community call 888.326.9888.
Education: Programs for families and professionals cover skills and strategies to cope with the challenges of caregiving, best practices in care, and current trends in research.
First Responder Training: Alzheimer's Tennessee is the state leader in educating law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel in the unique challenges presented by those affected by dementia.
Alzheimer's Tennessee partners with the MedicAlert on the "Found" program. The partnership is designed to protect the health and safety of those living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia in Tennessee. 60% of individuals with Alzheimer's will eventually wander. Of the 120,000 Tennesseans living with Alzheimer's disease, more than 70,000 can be expected to need the "Found" program.
The FOUND Program operates as a live 24-hour emergency response service to assure any person with Alzheimer's who wanders or experiences a medical emergency receives appropriate treatment. First responders work with a MedicAlert Emergency Response Specialist to safely reunite patients with their loved ones. Alzheimer's Tennessee works closely with state-wide and local law enforcement agencies to train officers on the FOUND program as well as strategies to better serve those with Alzheimer's disease. The funds from the Give65 campaign will cover the enrollment fees for Tennesseans living with Alzheimer's disease and an education campaign to raise awareness among those who could be helped.
These are just a few of the many services Alzheimer's Tennessee provides to those coping with dementia in the Volunteer State.
To serve those facing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, to promote brain health through education, and to champion global research, prevention and treatment efforts.