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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.

The Importance of Lighting in Memory Care

Each Dolan home is designed and built around evidence-based research proven to support persons with dementia (PWD). One of the many factors considered and thoughtfully implemented when building the Dolan homes was effective lighting. According to the Dementia Services...

Cardiorespiratory Exercise and Gray Brain Matter

Many people dread “cardio days” when hitting the gym. The thought of plodding away on a treadmill or spinning tirelessly on the bike seems exhausting. Now though, research out of the Mayo Clinic may have you thinking twice before you skip your next cardio day....
Decades-Old Alzheimer’s Hypothesis Debunked?

Decades-Old Alzheimer’s Hypothesis Debunked?

Researchers and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease have long thought that the buildup of beta-amyloid in the brain is what leads to eventual memory loss and brain atrophy. Now, a study out of California may suggest otherwise. A paper in the journal Neurology...

Keeping Seniors Safe in the community during Coronavirus Pandemic

As depicted on news media coverage and CDC recommendations, older adults are more at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus, especially individuals with pre-existing conditions and immune compromised. Seniors in the community may be living independently or relying...