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25 Years Experience

Dolan Memory Care Homes has over 25 years of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Tim Dolan saw a challenge over 25 years ago that needed to be addressed: caring for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with dignity and respect. When Tim built his first home in 1994 for individuals with a memory impairment, few placement options were available for families. Dolan Memory Care Homes is locally owned and operated.

Dolan Memory Care Homes is pleased to announce that members of our Team have been recognized for dedication to their profession. We strive to create the highest quality team for care of our Residents.

Debbie Schweiss, RN Nurse Manager at Dolan Memory Care Homes receives award for the 2020 Top Nurses in St. Louis with St. Louis Post Dispatch. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias rob our loved ones of their personality, memory and life skills. However, Debbie Schweiss makes sure it does not steal their dignity.


Allison Dolan-Boschert, AGPCNP, BSN, RN, Nurse Consultant at Dolan Memory Care Homes, graduated Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, where she achieved an Academic Excellence Award. This award recognizes students who have maintained a high level of academic achievement throughout their program of study.

Toni Dewhirst, RN, LNHA, Resident Care Coordinator, Dolan Memory Care Homes. In 2014 Toni was recognized for Nursing Excellence by St. Louis Magazine for the Senior Division. SLM received more than 200 nominations from patients, physicians, and nursing colleagues who wished to recognize the region’s outstanding nursing professionals. A prestigious selection committee then scored the nominations and chose the finalists. (Note: Health organizations cannot pay to be included.)


Tim Dolan, Owner and President, was recognized by the State of Missouri as a leader in the care of persons with a memory impairment. He participated in the State’s Alzheimer’s Pilot Program to investigate and develop new environments and care techniques for Missourians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He was chosen by Governor Nixon to be a member of the Missouri State Alzheimer’s Task force representing the long term care of the state.

Doll Therapy Used for Persons with Dementia

The nostalgia of holding an infant or having you beloved family pet lay on your lap is unparalleled, but the use of doll therapy is a practice offered in memory care settings designed to mimic as many of those feelings as possible. Doll therapy, defined as the...

Pass the Flavonol

Elderly adults whose diets had the highest levels of flavonols, or antioxidants found in produce and tea, had a 48% reduced likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s dementia, compared with those with the lowest dietary intake of flavonols. Researchers found 51%...

The Power of Pet Therapy in Dolan Memory Care

Ask any animal lover how their cat or dog adds value to their life and they will undoubtedly tell you that having a four-legged member of the family adds immeasurable joy to each and every day. In memory care, the effects of having pets around is perhaps even more...

Are Ultrasounds the Key To Treating Alzheimer’s?

In 2018, a team of world-renowned brain experts achieved a feat no other group of medical professionals have: using ultrasound and MRI technology, researchers at the WVU Rockefeller NeuroScience Institute treated a patient with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The...