disentangleAD is a non-profit organization supporting Alzheimer’s care in the Pine Belt region of South Mississippi.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be devastating for both individuals and families. As AD destroys personal memories, the sense of self slowly disintegrates. Friends and family (caregivers) often suffer from significant distress, depression, and exacerbation of their own health problems due to the overwhelming strain of caring for a loved one with AD. While medical science searches for disease-modifying therapies, improved diagnostic biomarkers, and hopefully an ultimate cure, we believe that more can be done to help relieve a small portion of this burden.
To [disənˈtaNGɡ(ə)l] is to extricate something or someone from a difficult situation. Our vision for disentangleAD is to become an organization that helps ease the burden of Alzheimer’s disease by providing Pine Belt residents with mini-grants designated for small, well-defined, time-limited projects or services associated with caring for an individual with AD (or other dementia syndromes).
disentangleAD will operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit under the umbrella of the Pinebelt Foundation. As such, service area for grant funding is typically limited to the 13 regional Pine Belt counties. Certificate of Incorporation as a non-profit in the State of Mississippi established as of February 1, 2016.
The Executive Board is responsible for policies and procedures, as well as general guidelines for fund development, implementation, and oversight.
The Advisory Committee assists the Executive Board with project management activities such as fundraising, marketing, and concept implementation.
Goal of disentangleAD is to provide mini-grants to assist in the care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (or related dementias). See GRANTS for details on the grant application process and timelines.