African American Community Focused
Organized by African American health professionals to build resources and awareness around dementia in African American and faith communities.
Support Tailored for Faith Communities
We partner with faith communities to develop a supportive environment that enhances the well-being of African American families affected by dementia.
The Alter program works closely with faith communities to sustain dementia-friendly initiatives. This program offers support and services at no cost.
Creating Inclusive Congregations
Faith Communities are not always aware of the needs of families affected by dementia nor have the access to resources that are available to support them.
Reduced dementia stigma
Resources for congregations
Education and awareness
Social and spiritual connectedness
On-site and virtual education programs to establish the role faith communities play in supporting families affected by dementia.
A personalized toolbox for all faith community partners with information, materials, and resources to support dementia-friendly communities
Provide expert guidance and support to implement culturally appropriate dementia-friendly and brain health strategy
How it Works
Faith Leaders Trusted by Faith Leaders
Join the leaders creating dementia friendly congregations.
“My relationship with the Alter team has been awesome. Through them God is revealing things the faith community should have been addressing years ago.”
Apostle Danita H. Jones, In His Great Name Worship Center
“The workshops are very informative and interactive. This program has brought things into focus and I am now well equipped to care for my family and friends.”
Minister Rovonda Bradford, Conspired Destiny
“We have been with Alter from the beginning and have learned so much about how to support the person living dementia and their family.”
Pastor Martin L. Jakes, Light of the World Faith Community International
We Exist to Support African American Faith Communities
The Alter program was created by a nurse-led collaborative to address the lack of resources and awareness around dementia in African American and faith communities. Our partners are the trailblazers in creating dementia-friendly faith communities.