Welcome to The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center
We are a local, non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Northwest Louisiana by providing comprehensive services, educational opportunities, and resources for those affected by Alzheimer’s & dementia. There are an estimated 85,047 people living with dementia within a 75-mile radius of Shreveport, Louisiana according to the LSU Health Center for Brain Health, which is why we focus all our efforts locally. The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is not affiliated with a national organization; therefore, all funds donated remain in the Northwest Louisiana area.
Services of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center are available to those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia and their family and caregivers in Northwest Louisiana or out-of-state family members whose loved ones live in the area. Our services are free of charge.
We sponsor and facilitate support groups throughout Northwest Louisiana. Families, friends, and caregivers share experiences in an open, nonjudgmental forum and learn essential information to care for their loved ones as well as themselves.
We provide a variety of educational programs to promote awareness in the community and train caregivers and healthcare professionals to navigate the journey.
Our resources provide important information to support the caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Northwest Louisiana.
The mission of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is to provide resources, education, and support services for those in our community diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as to their family members and caregivers, and to promote awareness in our community.
To create a community where no one affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia makes the journey alone.
The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center, formerly The Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier, Inc., is a relatively young organization that received 501(c)3 status in 2007. It was started by a coalition of persons whose lives had been affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and faced many of the challenges brought on by the disease. The founding members were each personally aware of the lack of information and support available locally to help address both individual and family needs. Their goal was to provide resources, information and educational opportunities to those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia to address the need.
The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center publishes an annual Directory of Local Resources that provides information for local and national resources for families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. To receive a copy, contact us at (318) 656-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may view the directory by using the link below.
Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center are supported by:
“The Bridge ADRC (Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center) is the mainstay for providing local information on disease education, respite resources, long term care, and support groups. We have overlapping goals, to improve dementia care in our community with a focus on under-served populations.”
Elizabeth Disbrow, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Brain Health
“When I give a family an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis, your resource book and contact information is basically, all I can offer them to turn to for tangible help.”
Meghan Harris. M.D.
“We have learned so much in our support group. I love caring for my wife but there’s so much to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and this is where I come with my questions.”