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.
Who is eligible to receive services?
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.
Board of Directors
Elder Insurance Advisor
Client Care Coordinator at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell, & Moore, APLC
Johnett Waterman, MSW, LCSW
Hospice Social Worker at Hand in Hand Hospice
Dr. Carl Rhoads
Elder Care Attorney at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell, & Moore, APLC
Rebecca Homminga, RN
Retired Registered Nurse
Client Care Coordinator at Gilsoul & Associates LLC
Retired Educator, Community Volunteer
Jeff Overdyke, MD
Retired Geriatric Psychiatrist
Sheldon Snow, DSW
Michelle R. Fraleigh-Phelan, APRN
Advanced Practice RN-VA Medical Center and AGACPP Clinical Instructor-NSU School of Nursing
Licensed Professional Counselor and Alzheimer's & Dementia Program Director
Stacey Hand, MA, CVT
Mary Strong, RSW, LPC-S, RPT, CAS
Our hope is to help individuals, family members, and caregivers find the resources and support they need.
The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is qualified under Internal Revenue Code 501 (C) 3 to accept donations as tax-deductible contributions.
Getting the most out of your resources
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 email@example.com, or you may view the directory by using the link below.
We need your help!
Many of the services provided by our organization are performed by volunteers. By sharing our skills, time and talents, we can work together to provide information and support to Alzheimer’s families.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”