Memory Lane Dementia Community

Our Mission is to nurture, care for and create a homelike, familiar environment for those with dementia and memory loss while providing world-class, innovative treatment and improving quality of life, ultimately allowing them to die in comfort and with dignity.

About Memory Lane

Our goal for Memory Lane Dementia Community is to provide an alternative to the current institutionalized setting for dementia care. We have been inspired by the first, renowned community caring for dementia patients located in Amsterdam called Vivium. Our efforts are to balance aging health and well-being while enhancing quality of life.

Why Memory Lane?

Institutionalized Living vs. Deinstitutionalized Living

We understand that dementia may cause patients to experience fear, restlessness, depression, and aggression; the institutional environment presented by traditional nursing homes can exacerbate these tendencies. Our model is much more of a deinstitutionalize model.

Overall Design at Memory Lane

The overall design of Memory Lane contributes to residents’ sense of community and well-being.

Care at Memory Lane

Everything we do at Memory Lane is designed to provide a superior level of care for residents.

Social Aspects of Memory Lane

Our goal is to have 70% of residents out of their homes daily engaged and with purpose.

Medical Aspects of Memory Lane

Our social/relational model of care is incredibly important to us; so too, are the medical needs of residents.

Location Of Memory Lane Dementia Community

Land purchased or bequeathed in the area east of I-75 and west of 400 in the corridor between Cherokee and Forsyth Counties, in state of Georgia, United States. Our preference will be a location within easy reach of all the area hospitals. Community is targeted for opening in 2022.

The faces of our Advisory Board for Memory Lane Dementia Community

Lin Tatum
has been defined by her entrepreneurial spirit and leadership abilities. Lin is a persistent, proactive, and reliable entrepreneurial leader adept at uncovering opportunities, directing tactical execution, and coaching companies to impact and surpass expectations.
Rhonda Randall
has been an RN for 44 years, an NP for 19 years & holds a MSN. She has worked in Internal Medicine & Geriatrics & found her niche in Hospice & Palliative Care where she created 2 outpatient Palliative Care programs & an inpatient Palliative Care program. She has excellent communication skills & a keen eye for details.
Cindy Nelson
is an Attorney and the Founder of Nelson Elder Care Law. She specializes in representing seniors’ rights and interests. More than 2000 Georgia families have protected their loved ones with Nelson Elder Care Law’s guidance. Cindy has been named as a Super Lawyer. Only five percent of all lawyers achieve the Super Lawyers status.
Human Resources
worked in international Human Resources for many years at one of the biggest entertainment companies for Latin Americans in the world. Her professional background is diverse. As a hospice volunteer experiences have taught her that dementia can have a devastatingly beautiful effect on the time that is left.
Esther Miles
Esther Miles
Event Planner
is the owner of “For Such A Time As This, Weddings & Events”. She holds the title of Professional Wedding Planner through the Association of Bridal Consultants since 2011. As a “exceptional” event planner Esther has hosted Gala’s of 400 to very, intimate Dinner’s.
Leslie DiFrank
Leslie DiFrank
counseling services
has spent the last forty years providing counseling services in a variety of settings to include non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as state and local operated facilities. With an undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science degree. For the past nine years, Leslie has been providing both love and support to a spouse living with a dementia diagnosis, giving her personal insight into managing life with this disease.
Jacqui Clelland
Jacqui Clelland
Master Trainer & Facilitator
has worked with corporate clients on learning and development initiatives for over thirty years with a focus on Inclusion and Diversity issues. Jacqui has a B.A. from Boston University with a major in German Studies and a minor in Biology.
Dr. Patrick A Griffith
was initially appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and Deputy Chief of Neurology at Grady Memorial Hospital. He spent most of his career on the faculty of Morehouse School of Medicine where he served as the Chief of the Division of Neurology.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Dementia is not a disease. The word describes a group of symptoms caused by one or more underlying disorders. These symptoms can be individual or multiple and may include memory loss, confusion, cognitive/intellectual impairment, personality changes and other problems. A doctor should be able to determine the cause of these symptoms.

The most important factor in choosing a doctor is having one that you and your loved one feel comfortable with; one who will serve as a partner in caring for your loved one. Generally, individuals start with their primary family physician, who can make recommendations to a Neurologist or a Geriatrician, someone who specializes in dementia diagnosis and care.

Your role and relationship with your loved one and your family will change. Your job now is to be an advocate…to love and protect your family member, yourself, and your family all at the same time. Caregiving is challenging and it is important to ask for help. Your loved one’s needs will be ever changing, and you may have to make and remake some difficult decisions.

Yes, and you should do so as soon as possible. It is extremely important to obtain the advice of an Attorney who is an Elder Law Expert to guide you in obtaining the necessary legal authority required when your loved one is no longer able to make decisions for him/herself. It will become crucial to have legal proof giving you the ability to carry out legal transactions when your loved one is no longer capable.

  • Photo ID
  • Medicare and medicare supplement cards
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Card
  • Medications: Dosage, Reason for taking, Prescribing physician
  • Power of Attorney for Health Care, Living Will, HiPAA
  • Emergency Contacts

Protecting yourself and your loved one often means seeking additional or outside help. Providing the best level of care that will keep your loved one safe is always the defining factor! This care might include assistance of family members; in home professional care; placement in an assisted living or memory care community; skilled nursing care or hospice care.

  • The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, And Memory Loss in Later Life: Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins.
  • A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Daniel C. Potts, M.D. and Ellen Woodward Potts. Daniel, a neurologist, and Ellen provide an easy to use guide with answers to many difficult issues that they encountered in caring for eight family members with dementia.
  •  The Alzheimer’s Association with a wealth of ever-changing information as well as a 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900.
  • Teepa Snow is a dementia care expert & lecturer working to educate caregivers regarding all aspects of dementia.
  • Find a Support Group! They can be formal or informal and they are a tremendous source of help that comes from the experience that is shared. There is strength that comes from connecting with those who understand.

Support our Vision

We thank you for your interest in learning more about our community. We would appreciate your partnership in creating this unique dementia-care model in the United States.

Please support our vision while supporting those with Dementia.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about Memory Lane Dementia Community or your use of the Site, please contact Lin Tatum or Rhonda Randall 770-557-5873 with a detailed description, and we will try to resolve it.

Support our Vision

We thank you for your interest in learning more about our community. We would appreciate your partnership in creating this unique dementia-care model in the United States. 

Please support our vision while supporting those with Dementia.