Alzheimer’s Arkansas is an independent non-profit organization serving Arkansas since 1984. Their mission is to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found. Alzheimer’s Arkansas was an easy choice to partner Chilirhea with because several of us have lost family members to the disease. Alzheimer’s is extremely difficult on the individual, not to mention the family members.
UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) established an Alzheimer’s Disease Center to focus research and education on the debilitating form of dementia. The UAMS Alzheimer’s Disease Center is one of only 29 Alzheimer’s disease centers in the United States. The Center is a shared resource to facilitate and enhance Alzheimer’s disease research at UAMS and, through collaborations, nationally and internationally. Its purpose is to help older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers by supporting the development of better diagnostic and intervention strategies and helping them to connect with practicing health-care professionals.