Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area offers education and support programs to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory-related impairments. Services and resources offered include a Helpline, resource library, Lunch-N-Learn series, Making Sense of Cents financial literacy program, an annual education conference, caregiver support groups, and quarterly TLC (Tender Loving Care) for Caregivers and their loved ones to socialize in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Alzheimer’s Services’ activity and respite centers, Charlie’s Place in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, LA, offer affected individuals an interactive, purposeful day while also offering caregivers a much-needed, 6-hour break. Charlie’s Place includes music and pet therapy, inter-generational activities, gardening, arts and crafts, exercise, and socialization with peers among other activities.
“A plaque hanging on the wall as individuals enter our office reads, ‘If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts.’ Our employees are all heart-and-compassion driven," said Dana Territo, Director of Services. “The organization is a one-stop shop for anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or memory impairment and the Charlie’s Place Respite Centers uphold best practices, person-centered models.”