Alzheimer's Arkansas is a local, nonprofit organization based out of Little Rock, AR that provides support, education, and financial assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the state of Arkansas. While the official business name of the organization is Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services, they more commonly go by the DBA Alzheimer's Arkansas.
Mission and Vision
Mission: To help family caregivers in Arkansas through support, education, and financial assistance whose loved ones are affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vision: Family caregivers in Arkansas who are confidently prepared to care for themselves and their loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services was first incorporated in 1984 as the “Alzheimer’s Support Group of Central Arkansas,” with the purpose of providing information and support to persons with dementia and their caregivers. Later, the group of volunteer leaders joined the National Alzheimer’s Association. In 2002, the Association’s restructuring of chapters would have required the organization to move their headquarters to Oklahoma. Rather than allow leadership and funds to go out of state, the Board of Directors elected to disaffiliate from the national association to become Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services.