AWARE is proud to support nonprofit organizations that share our mission and dedication to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Together with compassion and dedication we can make a difference.
OUR 2022-2023 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Salary support for the Baylor AT&T Memory Center to provide a trained care navigation specialist on site at the Center. At the point of care, patients and families are provided with disease education, caregiver training and support groups, elder law and financial planning, and a 24/7 helpline.
Support for the PatioLive! Creative Aging Program, a continuing program provided by trained theater artists. The program incorporates stories, music, visual arts, and dance to improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias living in low income memory care, independent living, and adult day care facilities.
Support for the continued development of TheraBeat, an easy-to-use innovative solution for Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment with a non-invasive and cost-effective therapeutic. TheraBeat is a sound therapy app that integrates beat stimulation with the patient’s own favorite music with goals of boosting memory and language function, known to be disrupted in such patients.
Support for the Casa de Vida program at NorthPark Presbyterian Church giving respite relief to caregivers by providing trained volunteer one-on-one care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support for staff training on Alzheimer’s and dementia and programs in art and music therapy, service dog visits, exercise and movement programs designed to increase activity and interest for patients in the memory care unit of the retirement community.
Support for production of a series of educational videos, Alzheimer’s Voices: Creating a New Narrative, distributed worldwide via the Center’s YouTube channel, that will change the conversation about Alzheimer’s by communicating a strengths-based approach with testimonials to help others navigate a positive path.
Support for a series of programs providing dementia and Alzheimer's awareness and education to the general public and healthcare workers. The curriculum is designed to increase participants' technical abilities in caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as their empathy and understanding of these diseases.
Support for the expansion of the Memory Garden project held onsite at the Arboretum. Individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers spend time in the gardens experiencing the tastes, scents, and textures of the herb/fruit and vegetable garden, and chef demonstrations of foods cooked with herbs and vegetables straight from the garden. To further extend the Memory Garden outreach, the program includes the creation of 12 interactive videos to be shared with offsite Alzheimer's programs.
Support to bring the art experience to people with cognitive impairment and limited mobility in long term care facilities to stimulate art enrichment and memories while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways.
Support for the Older Adults Program staff to provide in-home mental health counseling, care management, and daily living support to older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, allowing them to remain living in their own home.
Support for facility dementia care programs, including the expansion of “I’m Still Here”, a six-month intensive dementia care training program for staff members throughout the Fowler communities.
Support for Healing Notes, a free music-therapy program targeted toward low-income seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Support for the Senior Companions program matching trained volunteers with low income individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families needing assistance with meals, errands, and light housekeeping, providing caregivers with respite and/or time to work outside the home.
Support for publication of Joyful Memories, a 24-page printed magazine designed for families to share with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Published and distributed quarterly, the magazine’s content is timeless and intergenerational, featuring original and curated pictures, stories, poems, and jokes designed to stimulate conversation and evoke memories.
Support for the Improv for Caregivers program, a therapeutic and psycho-educational workshop that uses improvisational comedy techniques to teach caregivers effective communication skills that are specific to the needs of Alzheimer’s patients.
Support for the Concerts for Seniors program providing interactive concerts in 95 nursing homes and adult day care facilities bringing joy, relief from isolation, and peace to individuals affected by memory loss.
Support for a clinical trial research program to determine whether noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) technology is an effective treatment for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and associated memory problems.
Support for the Friday Friends Program addressing the need to provide respite for those who care for a dementia relative at home, and who have little or no assistance for relieving them of the constant care and supervision of their loved one, while providing a stimulating day of art, music and games for the individual with Alzheimer’s.
Support for scholarships for nursing students at Baylor University, Texas Women’s University, and Texas Christian University toward their studies in gerontology, especially in the field of dementia.
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH