Tadd Clelland knows firsthand how Alzheimer’s disease impacts individuals and the families who love them. His beloved grandmother grappled with the disease and it tore him apart to see her struggling. He felt helpless in the face of this debilitating illness. This personal experience in his early 20’s led to a lifelong career built on a passion for helping make the lives of those living with dementia just a little bit easier.
Tadd is a Partner at Senior Living Residences (SLR) of Boston, a company with a 25-year history of innovation in assisted living and Alzheimer’s care. He personally spearheaded the development of the company’s research-based treatment program for Alzheimer’s. Launched in 2010, the well respected Compass Memory Support® program treats the symptoms of memory loss through social engagement, brain healthy nutrition, physical activity, and an innovative, adult learning curriculum providing cognitive stimulation. This multi-component treatment program approach has gained traction in recent years, as its effectiveness has been proven by researchers and gained the endorsement of institutions such as the Mayo Clinic. Tadd is proud to be a pioneer in this new area of dementia care.
Tadd is a Certified Dementia Practitioner Trainer and supports Alzheimer’s research through SLR’s affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.