Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. offers a resource of community-based support for families that can prevent, divert or delay the need for institutionalized care and its associated financial and emotional costs.
It has been estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the nation's population over 65 and an even larger percentage of those over 85 are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. is a local, non-profit organization established in January 1983 for the purpose of operating a therapeutic activity day program for persons with Alzheimer's disease. Today, Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. operates two dementia-specific adult day centers: Kennedy Park Center at 4585 Raleigh LaGrange, inside Kennedy Park and Dorothy's Place at 3185 Hickory Hill Road. Both centers are licensed by the Department of Human Services of the State of Tennessee.
These centers give assistance to "Friends" and their families. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.