About Us

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana (ALZNI) was founded in 1982 and serves 11 counties in Northern Indiana with a broad spectrum of services to help patients, families and caregivers who are facing the challenges imposed by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. It is a division of REAL Services, Inc., a not-for profit organization, whose mission is to assist in establishing a community in which those we serve can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives. ALZNI is a proud member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national organization that closely parallels our mission of service, support, education and advocacy.

Family and Caregiver Education and Support

Provides a wide variety of free programs for families and caregivers who are struggling with the daily issues that arise when working with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Programs include:

  • Monthly Dementia Classes
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Lending Library
  • Helpline
  • Support Groups Individual Disease Counseling
  • Workshops and Conferences


Early Stage Dementia—Living Life Well ($)

A continuing education and activity workshop to assist those with early stage dementia in maintaining cognitive skills and a sense of meaning. Sessions include activities, meals, lunches and caregiver support groups.

Institute for Excellence in Memory Care ($)

Provides quality training experiences for professionals and organizations to help transform the lives of those in their dementia care communities. Programming and course work includes learning tools and skills to help clients maintain cognitive skills, preserve a sense of belonging and usefulness, and increase positive outlook and the finding of joy and meaning in life.

Programs include: Education Series,  Conference Presentations,  Consulting, and  Mentoring

Service Area:

North Central: Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties
Northwest: Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke counties

ALZNI depends on donations to continue and expand its free programming for families and caregivers and is grateful for the support of the community we serve. All donations are used for local programs to help families and caregivers– now when the need is great, here in the community where we live. No funds are sent to national organizations.

Helping Families Now!