Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy
Enabling caregivers with information and services to provide fulfilling and dignified lives for victims of Alzheimer's Disease.
Founded in 2003, the Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy is a collaborative effort of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter, and the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle.
The Alzheimer's Academy services include:
- Consultation with a physician (geriatrician) and the family caregivers of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease at no cost
- Medication review by a specialty trained geriatric pharmacist upon request
- Home Safety Check
- Referrals to area resources and Area Agency on Aging programs and other programs serving senior adults including finding medical care
- Other activities that the Academy is involved includes public speaking engagements and participation in health fairs
Caregiver Consultations are available, on site or in-home. Contact 806-356-4637 for more information or contact us by email at MJ.email@example.com.
Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
AAA offers benefits counseling, caregiver respite, caregiver resources and support group, educational workshops and much more. To contact the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle, call 806-331-2227. Or visit their website. Click Here to Enter the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle website.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The STAR Chapter's Amarillo office offers services to the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through providing education and support. Contact Tracy Sommers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 373-5315. Toll Free: (800) 272-3900.
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Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups
Alzheimer's Support Group at The Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle meets every first Monday from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. except holidays. For more information, contact Caregiver Specialist at 806-331-2227.
Care Connection, a strategic alliance between the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Ask Dr. Jamie, is a free telephone support service designed for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. The sessions are live every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Call toll-free: 1-877-232-2992, Guest ID#: 271004#
Alzheimer's Support Group at the Moore Living Center meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, except holidays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Sharon Neal at 806-337-5074 or Barbara Simms at 806-337-4164.
Amarillo-Alzheimer's Support Group at Seville Estates meets the 2nd Thursday of the month except holidays at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Tiffany Brandes at 806-351-2105.
Amarillo-Alzheimer's Support Group at The Cottages at Quail Creek meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. You may bring your loved one. Games will be provided, such as Bingo while you are in the Caregiver session. Light refreshments for the caregivers are generally provided. For more information, contact The Cottages at Quail Creek at 806-351-2271.
Amarillo-Tender Hearts Alzheimer's Support Group at The Craig, 5500 W. 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79106, meets every month, but the day and time will vary. Lunch or Dinner is provided at the meeting. For more information, contact Mindy Cagle at The Craig at 806-468-1140.
Canyon-Alzheimer's Support Group at the First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 1717 4th Avenue, Canyon, TX, meets the 1st Friday of the month at 12:00 noon. A light lunch is provided. For more information, contact The Cottages at Quail Creek at 806-351-2271.
Clarendon-Alzheimer's Support Group at the Donley County Senior Citizen's Center meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month except holidays at 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Chandra Christopher at Roadrunner Home Care, 806-259-2597.
Dumas-Alzheimer's Support Group at Accolade Home Care meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, except holidays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Accolade at 806-934-2000.
Pampa-Alzheimer's Support Group at the Pampa Nursing Center meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Pampa Nursing Center at 806-669-2551.
Stratford-Alzheimer's Support Group at Coldwater Manor meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Karl or Gail at Coldwater Manor at 806-259-2597.
Ask a Geriatric Care Team Member
The Alzheimer's Academy has launched an Ask-A-Professional service to on its web page. The service will allow visitors to submit their questions about Alzheimer's disease directly to the Geriatric Division. To submit questions to our team please email us at email@example.com
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LINKS AND INFORMATION ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
National Institute of Health
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The Alzheimer's Association
Disclaimer: The Alzheimer's Association is not responsible for information or advice provided by others, including information on websites that link to Association sites and on third party sites to which the Association links.
Family & Community Medicine
The Senior Assessment Clinic is designed for families to evaluate the unique needs and problems of the older adult. Please see our Comprehensive Assessment Clinic brochure or call 806-351-3777 for an appointment. Update: The Comprehensive Assessment Clinic has moved to our TTUHSC School of Medicine location at 1400 South Coulter, Suite 5100, Amarillo, TX 79106. To obtain an appointment, please call (806) 351-3777
The Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy was established through the generosity of the Amarillo Area Foundation-Harrington Foundation and the Mary E. Bivins Foundation
The Alzheimer Academy relies on community support to continue offering the family caregiver programs at no charge. Please consider giving to the Alzheimer's Academy.