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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

The Department of Aging and Community Living Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and is operated by DACL throughout the city. The goal is to train the Senior Service Network (SSN) providers to identify DC residents living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) and link them to culturally competent, person-centered home and community-based services and support (HCBS).

We are committed to delivering comprehensive home and community-based services through behavior symptom management and expert consultation for DC residents living with ADRD and their family caregivers.

The following programs and supports are designed to support residents living with ADRD. 

Savvy Caregiver Program: Empowering DC Caregivers
DACL’s Savvy Caregiver Program empowers caregivers to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to care for your family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a series of six (6) classes for caregivers in DC who provide care for older adults, age 60 and over, and adults with disabilities, age 18 and older, living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The program is delivered in 2-hour sessions, over a 6-week period.

Contact DACL Special Projects Coordinator, Linda Irizarry at (202) 535-1442 or [email protected].

CityWide Money Management
The Money Management Program (MMP) assists older adults experiencing memory loss with managing their monthly bills. The MMP offers two levels of assistance: hands-on assistance for those seeking support and representative payee services for those in need. The MMP also facilitates citywide educational dialogues.
Service Provider
IONA Senior Service
4125 Albemarle Street NW
Phone: (202) 895-9448
 
Dementia Navigators
Dementia Navigators support older adults with dementia and their family care partners by linking them to community resources,  providing education on dementia, and managing the behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Service Provider
IONA Senior Service
4125 Albemarle Street NW
Phone: (202) 895-9448
 
Club Memory
Club Memory is a stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment or other forms of dementia, and their spouses, partners, and caregivers. Sessions and community outreach activities are offered at diverse facilities—Senior wellness centers and faith-based organizations. 
Service Provider
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley Senior Association
5255 Loughboro Road NW
Phone: (202) 364-7602

 

Service Contact: 
DACL
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-5626
Contact TTY: 
711