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We offer services statewide in Alaska. Our home office is in Anchorage and we have offices in Fairbanks, Mat-us Valley and Juneau.

We are the leading source of information, support, and services
in the state for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Our Mission

Support Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other disabilities to ensure quality of life.


We do that
by providing:

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Funding for the services
            we provide are provided by:


Our History

Alaskans serving Alaskans since 1984

2020
2020

2020

2020
We moved most of our educational classes to online webinar delivery allowing us to reach every corner of the state.
2019
2019

2019

2019

We relocated to expanded space in the Mat-Su Health Foundation Building in Wasilla to keep pace with the expanded demand for our services in both Education and CCRA. We also celebrated our 15th year of Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s, surpassing the one million mark for total Amblin’ donations throughout the years.

2018
2018

2018

2018

We launched the first Memory Café in Alaska, convening at the Wasilla Senior Center.

2017
2017

2017

2017

•Updated the organizations mission to: Support Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other disabilities to ensure quality of life.
•The Care Coordination program becomes Care Coordination Resource of Alaska.

2016
2016

2016

2016

Added Care Coordination to our Juneau office.

2015
2015

2015

2015

In addition to our Education Department we began the process of becoming a Conflict Free Care Coordination Agency providing Person Centered Care Coordination for individuals who qualify for Medicaid Waiver, the Senior In Home Grant and other funding sources of Home and Community Based Services. Our Palmer office adds Care Coordination to our services already provided in the Mat-Su Valley.

2014
2014

2014

2014

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska celebrates 30 years of serving Alaska’s seniors and their caregivers.
The Amblin’ For Alzheimer’s fundraising walk also celebrates a milestone – 10 years of Amblin’ until a cure is found.

2013
2013

2013

2013
  • Advocacy with the administration and the legislature yielded an operational increase of $230,000 for ADRD Education & Support.
  • Alaska’s Adult Protective Services Recognizes Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska with Community Commitment Award.
2012
2012

2012

2012

Strategic Plan – Some of the program focus areas include: 1) enhance programs and prepare for continued growth of Alaska’s aging populations and 2) through outreach and education, ensure people know and support who we are and how to access services.

2011
2011

2011

2011

•Advocacy with the legislature yielded a $100,000 capital grant for ADRD Education & Support.
•Established the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Research Fund with the University of Alaska Foundation to support research efforts in Alaska, specifically at UAF’s Alaska Basic Neuroscience Program.

2009
2009

2009

2009

The Mat-Su Health Foundation awarded ADRAA a $135,000 grant to increase the availability of in-home services in the Mat-Su Borough and renewed its commitment the following year with a $300,000 grant, for 3 years.

2007
2007

2007

2007

•Strategic Plan – Some of the most significant goals included: 1) renewed emphasis in Education and Support services with specific objectives of advocating for increased funding and 2) improving efficiency through utilizing better technology.
•Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska participated in the Mayor’s Ball. Proceeds = $56,000.

2005
2005

2005

2005

•First “Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s” fundraising walk in Anchorage raised $30,000.
•Chore services begin.

2004
2004

2004

2004

•Capital Campaign was completed. ADRAA raised $1.2 million and purchased the Abbott road building in October.
•Started offering Consumer Directed Personal Care Services (CDPCA).

2003
2003

2003

2003

Started Consumer Directed Personal Care Attendant (CDPCA) Services.

2002
2002

2002

2002

The fund development committee formulated a fund raising plan and initiated a capital campaign – the “Building Our Future” campaign. A building was identified and the office moved to Abbott road in November under a lease arrangement.
•ADRAA receives its first large bequest – $100,000, which was applied towards the capital campaign fund.

2001
2001

2001

2001

•Strategic plan. Due to the agency’s continued growth, one of the major goals was: “Obtain additional space to accommodate services and staff”.
•The board votes to disaffiliate from the Alzheimer’s Association in order to focus on serving Alaskans affected today while the Association directs its efforts towards research.

1999
1999

1999

1999

“Pathways to Aging” – Two-day statewide conference.

1998
1998

1998

1998

Palmer office opens.

1996
1996

1996

1996

Agency begins providing Care Coordination Services.

1994
1994

1994

1994

Agency becomes certified and begins providing services under the Medicaid Waiver Program.

1992
1992

1992

1992

The organization affiliates with the Alzheimer’s Association and name is changed to “Alzheimer’s Association, Alaska Chapter”.
•Juneau office opens.
•Agency begins providing in-home respite services. Areas served include: Anchorage, Southcentral, Southwest, and Northwest.

1986
1986

1986

1986

Fairbanks office opens.

1984
1984

1984

1984

The group incorporates under the name “Alzheimer’s Disease Family Support Group”. From inception, the Agency served the entire state of Alaska. The founders traveled throughout the state, providing education and support for individuals and families. The organization applied to the State of Alaska and received its first grant, the ADRD Education and Outreach grant for $28,000. The Agency provides supportive services for caregivers, including:
• Information, referral, and educational services
• Provider consultations and trainings
• Family consultations and on-going family support
• Support groups

1980
1980

1980

1980

Two sisters, Rebecca Clement and Beverly Tallman, were caring for their mother with dementia, and upon realizing little information and few services were available for individuals in their circumstances, began grassroots outreach efforts. Becky and Beverly formed the first Caregiver Support Group.

We are the leading source of information, support, and services
in the state for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.