We revolutionize memory care and empower families living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
Through a multi-year process, Lorenzo’s House will become a part of the radical shift in the approach and quality of care available to families living with Alzheimer’s. We will build a community united with our innovative day academy, carepartner match platform, healing & respite series and youth camp. Until a cure is found, our community will stand in solidarity, shift the narrative – and bring light to Alzheimer’s.
In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s. What
seemed like overnight, our entire family dynamic changed, and we took on a
new and heavy identity. While my husband bravely faced this diagnosis and
our 11 and 14 year old son’s found their way as caregivers for their Dad with a
complicated condition, I grew overwhelmed as a primary care partner, single
mom and breadwinner.
Very quickly I recognized the connection and care gap for our family and that
I was not alone. Families living with a younger-onset diagnosis are too often
misunderstood and under-resourced. There are many of us, but the resources
designed for us are few and far between. After my shock, denial, and later
acceptance, I was determined to turn so much sorrow into something bright
– so, I imagined a place that would sustain and heal our family and others like
us. I visualized a care model that brings innovation, connection, and light to
the whole family. I envisioned Lorenzo’s House.
Lorenzo’s House was founded in 2021 with a tagline, ‘We Bring Light’
representing our aim to shift the narrative from isolation and suffering – to
connection and joy. It is through the design and implementation of our
holistic model including; Youth Initiatives, Carepartner Companions, Memory
Academy and Respite & Healing Spaces that we will create a place for us to belong — an
alliance of families walking a younger-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis united –
At Lorenzo’s House we empower families living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s through an array of holistic support, ensuring we walk this journey united – never alone.
Until a cure is found, Lorenzo’s House is needed for families everywhere living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
With a focus on younger-onset, our holistic approach will build a much needed alliance among families, and revolutionize care in an industry where existing practices need profound reimagining. Designed to empower, align and sustain family carepartners and their loved ones, our carepartner companion match, youth initiatives, respite and healing spaces and adult day care lab holistically address the social and clinical needs of families living with Alzheimer’s.
Our model will incorporate research-driven practices and new concepts with a focus on social & emotional wellness. We will be inclusive and equitable, bringing together families everywhere.
Our future vision: we imagine building a single, thriving Lorenzo’s House – and then building a sister-house in an under-resourced community where we fill the same care & connection gap.