About Us

Nationally Recognized Pioneers in Dementia Care – Supporting Families Since 2000

MemoryCare is now in its 20th year!
Click here to learn more about our 20 years of community service.

Founder, Dr. Margaret Noel and Director, Dr. Virginia Templeton

MemoryCare is a team of physicians, nurses, social workers and volunteers dedicated to one goal – helping individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive disorders live as fully as possible for as long as possible at home or in their preferred setting.  We are the only organization of our kind in western North Carolina and one of the few in the nation that focuses on equipping the caregiver with the resources they need as well as providing excellent care to their loved one.

The diagnosis of any cognitive disorder puts in motion a long and challenging journey for patients and their families. MemoryCare is there every step of the way, from assessment and treatment, to support and education for families and caregivers.

We are a non-profit charitable organization located in Asheville, North Carolina on the campus of Givens Estate United Methodist Retirement Community.  The Givens Estates generously provided a land lease upon which The SECU Center for MemoryCare was constructed.

We have a satellite clinic in Waynesville, NC (west of Asheville) where we serve rural patients living in surrounding counties.

Our Values


Maintain the highest quality in clinical, supportive, and educational services.


Provide a safe, caring environment that demonstrates respect for all individuals.


Work with patients, caregivers, staff, and other organizations to enhance services and share knowledge.


Act at the highest level of ethical behavior, fiscal responsibility, fairness and accountability.


Ensure that our services remain available to the region as an independent, non-profit organization and a well-established model for others to follow.