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- About Us
James L. West is a faith-inspired, not-for-profit organization started through First Presbyterian Church by the Eunice P. and James L. West Charitable Trust. While founded through First Presbyterian Church, the Center serves all persons affected by dementia, no matter their faith background. As a trusted expert, we provide personalized, innovative care and support for families and specialized education for caregivers, healthcare professionals and the community at large.
James L. West Center for Dementia Care is a trusted expert in the field of dementia, providing individualized care and support for individuals to enhance the quality and dignity of each person’s life throughout the course of the disease. Instead of focusing on what is lost through the disease, we work with the entire care team to maximize what remains, focusing on comfort rather than cure.
As an innovator in the field of dementia care since 1993, our skilled, compassionate care partners utilize evidence-based practices to provide those living with dementia the highest quality of life through every stage of the disease, aligning the care with what is most beneficial to the individual.
We strive to be the trusted resource for best practices and innovative care for people with all forms of dementia. We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of dementia care – daring to innovate and eager to share.
The Center’s philosophy of compassionate memory care and support serves as a loving tribute from Mrs. Eunice West to her husband, Fort Worth business leader and philanthropist James L. West, and continues to guide the decision-making of the board and staff today.
The James L. West Center’s reputation as an innovator is not an accident. By partnering with other educational and research organizations, James L. West’s program continues to evolve and change to meet the needs of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families.
Our education and research partners include