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North Texas’s first, finest & most comprehensive center for dementia care

James L. West Center for Dementia Care - Experts in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

James L. West Center for Dementia Care provides expert dementia care and education in Fort Worth and North Texas. We offer individualized memory care, dementia and caregiver education and family caregiver support to enhance the quality and dignity of each person’s life throughout the course of the disease process.

A pioneer from its inception, the James L. West Center remains true to its original mission to reach far beyond simple housing for persons living with all types of dementia disorders. 

We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of dementia care — daring to innovate and eager to share. There is a long time and a lot of life to live between the typical diagnosis of dementia and death from the disease. We dedicate our services to helping families live well all along the way. 

As the leading dementia care center in Fort Worth, TX, the James L. West Center for Dementia Care has a renowned reputation for providing exceptional dementia care service. Our expert team is dedicated to ensuring that individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias receive the utmost memory care and respect in a supportive environment. We believe in treating each patient with dignity, fostering a sense of safety and comfort while promoting their cognitive abilities. We are not just a memory care center but a sanctuary where patients and their families can rely on our professional expertise and compassionate approach.

Keep Your Loved One Safe

Before you experience our innovative, personalized care for the whole family, understand that our mission is deeply rooted in a commitment to improving the lives of those affected by dementia. The James L. West Center for Dementia Care is more than just a dementia care center or a memory care center; it’s a haven of hope for those battling cognitive decline. We understand the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s care and are dedicated to providing patients with the quality of life they deserve. Located in the heart of Fort Worth, TX, we offer comprehensive dementia care services designed to meet the unique needs of every individual we serve.

Innovative, Personalized Care for the Whole Family

As an innovator in the field of dementia care, our team of skilled, compassionate care partners relies on evidence-based practices to provide those living with dementia the highest quality of life through every stage of the disease process.

For more than 30 years, our team has worked to align our memory care strategies with what is most beneficial to each individual in our care.  

The James L. West team offers help and hope – for those already affected by dementia and for those who may be in the future – through Residential and Respite Care, the Senior Day Program, Specialized Short-Term Rehabilitation and free Dementia and Caregiver Education classes offered in both English and Spanish.

Dementia Care Services

Residential and Respite Care

Expert, compassionate care and memory support with life-enhancing activities and residences designed to support residents through the stages of the disease process.

Senior Day Program

From health monitoring to engaging activities, our Senior Day Program gives caregivers a breather and their loved ones living with dementia the chance to socialize.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Dementia-specialized therapists and care teams provide the skilled rehab experience your loved one needs to recover from a recent hospital stay for illness, injury or surgery.

Dementia and Caregiver Education

We provide free dementia education programs and support groups for the entire community as part of our mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia.

Center For Dementia Care

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Join the James L. West Team

Mission-driven companies like James L. West that care for older adults value integrity, inclusion and collaboration above the bottom line. You can feel at home at a company that cares.

This is your chance to do meaningful work and make a difference. Taking care of someone feels rewarding—it’s meaningful work.

You’ll find fulfillment everywhere you look when working with our residents. To get started, browse our current openings and begin the application process.


The James L. West Center’s work is made possible in part by our many volunteers who bring joy to our residents and participants in our day program. There are many ways to get involved!

Founded on love, Sustained by philanthropy

As a non-profit organization, the James L. West Center’s programs and services are enhanced through the receipt of charitable gifts from donors who support our mission. 

Gifts support the expansion of our community caregiver education programming, general operating expenses, and the Senior Day Program. There are many ways to support the amazing work of the West Center and we welcome your gifts today!