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The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center


E-NEWS September 2023

Upcoming Events

Free & Confidential Memory Screenings available by appointment. Call 318-656-4800

September 6, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. - First Wednesday Workshop with Stacey Hand, MA, CVT: "Separation Anxiety in Your Caregiving Journey."
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

September 8, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Bienville Parish Library Health Fair
  • Location: Bienville Parish Library, 2768 Maple Street, Arcadia, LA 71001

September 9, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. – Second Saturday Workshop - Join us for Bingo!
  • Location: Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport, LA 71105

September 13, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon – Senior Health Fair
  • Location: Bill Cockrell Park, 4109 Pines Road, Shreveport, LA 71119

September 13, 2023

  • 5:00 p.m. - NEW! Caregiver Support Group at Broadmoor Baptist Church
  • Location: Broadmoor Baptist Church, 4110 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71105

September 15, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - Art Connection: Art education and create your own masterpiece.
  • Location: Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101

September 16, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - NEW! Grandchildren’s Workshop – Young grandchildren ages 6-12 are invited to join us for a morning full of activities and discussions to help them better understand a grandparent’s dementia. The workshop is free of charge and parents are welcome to sit in on the activities. For more information and to register, please call our office at 318-656-4800.
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

September 20, 2023

  • 1:00 p.m. – Virtual Support Group via Zoom - Recurring the third Wednesday of every month. Call The Bridge for log in information.

September 22, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Latino Memory Screenings at The Bridge
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

September 22, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - Facilitator Training
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

September 28, 2023

  • 2:00 p.m. - Drum and Hand Percussion Group: Enjoy familiar tunes and play rhythmic instruments with a certified drum instructor.
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

November 3, 2023

  • Save the Date! Third Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s and Dementia – “Engage Empower Educate” with Keynote Speaker, Nancy Brown from the Validation Training Institute. CEU credits, breakout sessions, vendor booths, and more! Sponsorship opportunities available – contact Paulette Freeman at 318-656-4800.
  • Location: Bain Hall, First Methodist Church of Shreveport, 500 Common Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

August Overview

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The Bridge Interviews LSU Health Shreveport Experts on New Alzheimer’s Drug, Leqembi

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First Wednesday Workshop:

Laphelia Johnson: The 4-1-1 on Medicare

Our August speaker at the First Wednesday Workshop was Laphelia Johnson with the Caddo Council on Aging. She discussed the 4-1-1 on Medicare.

Watch Here

Featured Reading

Advance Care Planning and Health Care Decisions: Tips for Caregivers and Families

As a caregiver discussing your loved one’s care and treatment preferences in advance can help you and the person prepare for the future. Starting the conversation early is especially important if the person has been diagnosed with a condition that affects their cognitive health, such as Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Use these tips to help prepare for the discussion.

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Genes and Alzheimer's disease

People who develop Alzheimer’s do not always have a history of the disease in their families. Still, those who have a parent or sibling diagnosed with the disease have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s than those without that association.

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Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer's Disease

Use the following room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and to record any changes you need to make to help keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease safe.

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Six Tips to Make Mealtimes Easier for People with Alzheimer's Disease

Mealtimes can be challenging for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Check out these six tips to make mealtimes easier for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Heat and Older Adults

People aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems. If you’re an older adult or a caretaker, review this page for information on how you or the person you’re caring for can stay safe during the heat.

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Local Support Groups

(Monthly Schedule)

Benton (Bossier Council on Aging Site)

202 Sibley Street

Benton, LA 71006


2nd Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

*Please note new time change.

The Blake at Bossier City

2000 Blake Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104       


2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Broadmoor Baptist Church

4110 Youree Dr.

Shreveport, La 71105


2nd Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

Broadmoor Presbyterian Church

1915 Grover Street

Shreveport, LA 71105      


4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Brookdale Bossier City

2540 Beene Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

900 Jordan Street

Shreveport, LA 71101


2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Fitness Lady

1700 Old Minden Road, Suite 180

Bossier City, LA 71111       


3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Savannah Grand of Bossier City

4770 Brandon Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

The Glen

403 E. Flournoy Lucas Road

Shreveport, LA 71115      


1st Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Natchitoches Council on Aging

1016 Keyser Avenue

Natchitoches, LA 71467


3rd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Sabine Council on Aging

200 Legacy Drive

Many, LA 71449


2nd Tuesday at Noon

Trinity Heights Baptist Church

3820 Old Mooringsport Rd.

Shreveport, LA 71107


2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.


ONLINE- Please call 318-656-4800 for login information.

3rd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

*Please call to confirm the date and time of group meetings before attending for the first time. Facilitators vary.

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Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center are supported by

Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beard Family Foundation ~ Community Foundation of North Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church Shreveport ~ The Alta and John Franks Foundation

Powers Foundation ~ The Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation ~ The Grayson Foundation

The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104

(318) 656-4800

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