James L. West Alzheimer’s Center (JLW)
JLW is a nonprofit organization founded on the love and compassion of Eunice P. West, who witnessed the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease on her husband, Fort Worth Business leader and philanthropist James L. West. To honor her husband’s memory she provided funding to build a nondenominational facility dedicated to the care of people living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, which opened in 1993. The Center’s mission is to assist the whole family from diagnosis to end of life, engage in meaningful research and share its knowledge with the community at large.
In addition, JLW has always embraced the education of health profession students and has invited UNTHSC TCOM medical students and PA Studies students, UNTHSC/TCOM-Plaza Family Medicine Residents, JPS Geriatric Fellows and Family Medicine Residents and TCU nursing students to perform their clinical rotations.
James L. West offers family support group programs, a TCU extended education program at JLW each semester and most recently partnered with Plaid for Women, an online women’s networking and information forum, to provide monthly Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver podcasts on their online blog talk radio show.
What Is WE HAIL Doing?
The WE HAIL Program will support the development of a three part Professional Dementia Training Series that will be produced and presented in a podcast format with audio and video for professional caregivers in three types of settings: facility-based staff, home health caregivers and primary care physician office staff.
Continuing education credits have been applied for.
The curriculum will include three 45-minute programs including Dementia Basics, Communication and Caring with Compassion.
If you would like to participate in the Dementia Education via Podcasts program, please contact:
Jaime Cobb at James L. West Alzheimer’s Center
Phone: (817) 877-1199
This page was last modified on October 20, 2017