Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance for Education & Support
Who we are…
Terrie Hardison a Marion county resident founded Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance for Education & Support, Inc.
Terrie, a Marion county resident for over 27 years, has a background in education, program development and a gift for teaching.
Terrie has a passion for Alzheimers and related dementia issues, understanding its effects on the person diagnosed, the family and community Terrie works closely with the community to provide information and resources available for all involved. Terrie saw the need for more comprehensive caregiver education to help improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia and their care partners.
A growing need…
Marion County has over 12,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that for every person living with some form of dementia there will be on average 3 to 5 care partners.
Dementia related disorders, like Alzheimers, are unique in their presentation and progression. The manifestations of their symptoms and the challenging changes in their behavior create a need for caregivers to learn and adapt, almost on a daily basis.
The goal of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance is to bring knowledge and hope to caregivers, the community at large and professionals through education and support.
What we do…
We are a service organization providing education and support for anyone caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or any related dementia.
Our goal is to empower caregivers through education, and support. Caregivers will need the tools and skills to communicate with and improve the life of the person they care for.
We not only concentrate on the person with the disease but we also focus on the caregiver. We have put in place some unique programs to address caregiver health.
Caregivers can easily become overwhelmed with the daily task of care giving and therefore put themselves at risk for health issues.
How we help…
ADAES, Inc. can equip caregivers with the knowledge they need to manage the challenges associated with caring for a loved one.
- Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Education that enriches the care giving experience, this education is unique and benefits BOTH person living with dementia and caregiver.
- Quality support through support groups found throughout the community.
- Care Consultations
- Resource Educational Meetings to assist family members with information and education providing families with knowledge of resources and community support.