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Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy

Enabling caregivers with information and services to provide fulfilling and dignified lives for victims of Alzheimer's Disease.

Founded in 2003, the Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy is a collaborative effort of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter, and the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle.

The Alzheimer's Academy services include:

  • Consultation with a physician (geriatrician) and the family caregivers of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease at no cost
  • Medication review by a specialty trained geriatric pharmacist upon request

Caregiver Consultations are available on site or in-home.  Contact 806-414-9120 for more information or contact us by email at  MJ.Irlbeck@ttuhsc.edu.


Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle

AAA offers benefits counseling, caregiver respite, caregiver resources and support group, educational workshops and much more. To contact the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle, call 806-331-2227. Or visit their website. 

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research.  The STAR Chapter's Amarillo office offers services to the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through providing education and support. Contact Tracy Sommers at tracy.sommers@alz.org or call (806) 373-5315. Toll Free: (800) 272-3900.


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups

Caregivers Support Group  at The Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle meets every first Monday from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. except holidays. For more information, contact Caregiver Specialist at 806-331-2227.

Care Connection, a strategic alliance between the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Ask Dr. Jamie, is a free telephone support service designed for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.  The sessions are live every Thursday night at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.  Call toll-free: 1-877-232-2992, Guest ID#: 271004#

Amarillo-Alzheimer's Support Group at Seville Estates meets the 2nd Thursday of the month except holidays at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Tiffany Brandes at 806-351-2105.

Amarillo-Alzheimer's Support Group at The Cottages at Quail Creek meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  You may bring your loved one.  Games will be provided, such as Bingo while you are in the Caregiver session.  Light refreshments for the caregivers are generally provided.  For more information, contact The Cottages at Quail Creek at 806-351-2271.

 



 

LINKS AND INFORMATION ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

National Institute of Health

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America

The Alzheimer's Association

Clinical Services

The Senior Assessment Clinic is designed for families to evaluate the unique needs and problems of the older adult.  Please see our Comprehensive Assessment Clinic brochure or call 806-351-3777 for an appointment. 

The Amarillo Alzheimer's Academy was established through the generosity of the Amarillo Area Foundation-Harrington Foundation and the Mary E. Bivins Foundation

Donations

The Alzheimer Academy relies on community support to continue offering the family caregiver programs at no charge.  Please consider giving to the Alzheimer's Academy by clicking the link below or contact us at: 

Geriatrics Division

Department of Internal Medicine

Alzheimer's Academy

1400 S. Coulter Suite 2700

Amarillo, Texas 79106

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