Our Mission & History

Our Mission

We are Alaskans serving Alaskans and our mission is to support Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other disabilities to ensure quality of life.

Our History

  • We are a not-for-profit Alaskan organization since 1984 and have been providing care coordination since 1996.

    • Care Coordination Resource of Alaska is a program of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

  • In 1982, two sisters, Rebecca Clement and Beverly Tallman, were caring for their mother with dementia, and realized that little information and few services were available for individuals in similar circumstances. They began a grassroots outreach effort to find others who needed support and to share their knowledge. Then in 1984 they created what is now Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska.

  • From our inception, we have provided information and support for Alaskans with disabilities and their families.

  • Today we continue that tradition through our care coordination program- Care Coordination Resource of Alaska.

  • Our staff of over 20 care coordinators serve:

    • Elders needing assistance

    • Alaskans with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

    • People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    • Children with Complex Medical Conditions

    • Adults with physical disabilities