April Events

Free & Confidential Memory Screenings Available by Appointment.

Call 318-656-4800

April 1, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday Workshop - "Sing Along to the Oldies!" Join Scott Lowe, local musician, and let's sing songs from the past.
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

April 5, 2023

  • 11:00 a.m. - First Wednesday Workshop with Jeff Disbrow, MD, Retired Geriatric Psychiatrist: “What Your Doctor Can Help You with in Your Alzheimer’s Journey”
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

April 12, 2023

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Springhill Alzheimer’s Forum at Springhill Post Acute & Memory Care
  • Location: Springhill Post Acute & Memory Care, 215 1st St NE, Springhill, LA 71075

April 20, 2023

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Senior Fun Day at Springhill Medical Center
  • Location: Springhill Medical Center, 2001 Doctors Dr. Springhill, LA 71075

April 21, 2023

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Art Connections: Learn about a masterpiece, then create your own masterpiece.
  • Location: Noel Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101

April 22, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Forum
  • Location: St. John Berchmans Cathedral Hall, 939 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

April 27, 2023

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Drum Beats: Enjoy familiar tunes and play rhythmic instruments with a certified drum instructor.
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

April 28, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Latino Memory Screenings at The Bridge
  • Location: The Bridge Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center, 851 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA 71104

Save the Date for the

Alzheimer's & Dementia Community Forum

Join us for Give for Good at the

Battle of the Brains Trivia Night 

Want to know more about our “Building A Future” capital campaign? 

Download this brochure or contact Paulette Freeman at (318) 617-6282.


March Overview

Click here for the latest news & information

Join us in welcoming Michelle Phelan to

The Bridge Board of Directors!

First Wednesday Workshop:

Fun At-Home Activities to Enlighten Your Day

Our March speaker at the First Wednesday Workshop was Becky Homminga, RN and board member.  Her topic of discussion was "Fun At-Home Activities to Enlighten Your Day."

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Our Quarterly Drawing!

Drawing for these beautifully and exclusively designed earrings by Kendra Scott ends April 30. You still have time to enter the drawing!

Featured Reading

Vision Impairment is Associated With as Many as 100,000 U.S. Dementia Cases

A study conducted by the NIA (National Institute on Aging) has found that vision impairment is associated with as many as 100,000 cases of dementia in the U.S. The study concluded that those cases of dementia could have been prevented with improved eye care.

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Tips for People with Dementia

People with dementia experience a range of symptoms related to changes in thinking, remembering, reasoning, and behavior. Living with dementia presents unique challenges, but there are steps you can take to help now and in the future.

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What Are Frontotemporal Disorders? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Frontotemporal disorders (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal dementia, are the result of damage to neurons in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Many possible symptoms can result, including unusual behaviors, emotional problems, trouble communicating, difficulty with work, or difficulty with walking.

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Local Support Groups

(Monthly Schedule)

Benton (Bossier Council on Aging Site)

202 Sibley Street

Benton, LA 71006


2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

The Blake at Bossier City

2000 Blake Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104       


2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Broadmoor Presbyterian Church

1915 Grover Street

Shreveport, LA 71105      


4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Brookdale Bossier City

2540 Beene Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

900 Jordan Street

Shreveport, LA 71101


2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Fitness Lady

1700 Old Minden Road, Suite 180

Bossier City, LA 71111       


3rd Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Savannah Grand of Bossier City

4770 Brandon Blvd.

Bossier City, LA 71111


3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

The Glen

403 E. Flournoy Lucas Road

Shreveport, LA 71115      


1st Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Natchitoches Council on Aging

1016 Keyser Avenue

Natchitoches, LA 71467                


3rd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Sabine Council on Aging

200 Legacy Drive

Many, LA 71449


2nd Tuesday at Noon

Trinity Heights Baptist Church

3820 Old Mooringsport Rd.

Shreveport, LA 71107


2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

*Please call to confirm the date and time of group meetings before attending for the first time. Facilitators vary.

Why Join a Caregiver Support Group?

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Programs of The Bridge Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center are supported by

Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beard Family Foundation ~ Community Foundation of North Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church Shreveport ~ The Alta and John Franks Foundation

Powers Foundation ~ The Thomas H. and Mayme P. Scott Foundation

The Bridge Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center

851 Olive Street

Shreveport, LA 71104

(318) 656-4800

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