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 Churches
We partner with churches to develop a supportive environment that enhances the well-being of African American families affected by dementia.
The Alter program works closely with churches to sustain dementia-friendly initiatives. This program offers support and services at no cost.
Creating Inclusive Congregations
Churches 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
Our Free Services
On-site and virtual education programs to establish the role churches play in supporting families affected by dementia.
A personalized toolbox for all church partners with information, materials, and resources to support dementia-friendly communities
The community recognizes the church as a welcoming and supportive environment for families facing dementia.
How it Works
Trusted by Church Leaders
Join the churches and leaders creating dementia friendly congregations
“My relationship with the Alter team has been awesome. Through them God is revealing things the church 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 Church International
We Exist to Support African American Churches
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 church partners are the trailblazers in creating dementia-friendly and inclusive environments.