Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc.

Rating: 4.54 stars   13 reviews

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Location: 3772 North Blvd Baton Rouge LA 70806 USA

Mission: The mission of Alzheimer''s Services of the Capital Area is to make a significant difference in the lives of those coping with Alzheimer''s disease in the community.
Programs: Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area offers the following services: information and referral assistance, caregiver support groups,lending library, free educational materials, caregiver respite, monthly caregiver education, quarterly newsletter, family & caregiver consultation, education & support for individuals diagnosed with dementia, social opportunities for caregivers & patients, Safe Return registration, and ongoing training and annual conference for health care professionals.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area (ASCA) agency is a lifeline for individuals and families coping with the direct impact and struggles related to dementia. As a professional, I have benefited greatly by expanding my own knowledge base, treatment modalities and access to community resources per ASCA's programs and services. As an individual, I benefited from their services per my own family caregiving experiences about 5 years ago when my father needed caregiving and respite assistance; their staff provided a sorely needed shoulder for me and my family to lean on! Through community venues like the monthly Lunch/N/Learn sessions, Caregiver Support Groups, Charlie's Place, the Annual Memory Walk/Run and others, ASCA has improved the community health status for all of us. Also, through the many collaborative efforts and partnerships that ASCA has made in the community, such as with the Pennington Biomedical Center, it has innovatively found new avenues for improving and expanding services. I look forward every year to helping ASCA and many other volunteers for the Memory Walk/Run when I get to help set up the booths for the vendors who come to the event, which is so educational, fun and health promotional!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own caregiving needs for family in 2005- 2006, Giving Presentations for this agency and assisting with the Annual Memory Walk/Run

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Serve on its Advisory Board.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Alzheimer's Services is a group of unbelievably compassionate and caring people who have shown how "real" their concern for those affected by the disease is. I've worked as a volunteer and donor to help them in their mission. Since my family is deeply affected by the disease, I feel the need to give however I can. We host a big fundraiser called "A Time to Remember" and donate ALL the money raised to Alzheimer's Services so that they can continue to serve any who need them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My mom died from Alzheimer's disease before I really got to know much about Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area. BUT, if she were alive and in a condition that would allow, I would definitely bring her to CHarlie's Place for entertainment and stimulation and as a respite for myself and my family. Today I witness their care for others, including my mother's siblings who've also been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their type services to a larger area

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Rating: 1 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

WONDERFUL local organization for Baton Rouge and South Louisiana!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people they help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping others through them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

really nice.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more families.

Ways to make it better...

n/a

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the baby boomers increasing the number of people with Alzheimer's disease.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Monique is SO nice!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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