Support Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other disabilities to ensure quality of life.
We do that
- Care Coordination for Alaskans of any age with a disability
- Educational classes and webinars for individuals and professional training
- Socialization and engagement activities
- Memory Screenings and consultations
- Support for the 12,500 Alaskans living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia and their care partners.
Alaskans serving Alaskans since 1984
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.
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.
•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.
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.
•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.
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
We are the leading source of information, support, and services
in the state for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.