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Why Gloria’s Way?

Caring for someone with dementia can be a daunting experience.  Fulfilling personal responsibilities and maintaining your daily routine of everyday life can become a struggle.  Despite ample dementia care information available to caregivers and families, digging through can be time consuming and impractical. You need comprehensive answers and practical solutions now, and Gloria’s Way, a registered 501(c)3 organization was founded to help make caring for someone with dementia easier.

Caregivers use Gloriasway.org to discover quality local dementia support services, social activities, educational resources  Our website is easy to use and helps you to find the information you need, at the time you need it!


Our mission is to simplify the lives of dementia caregivers in Northeast Ohio by offering manageable, time efficient and user-friendly tools and support for every phase of the dementia care journey. 


To serve as a dementia caregiver support and resource center, offering trusted information and valued services to everyone who needs it.



COMPASSION: Provide services with sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance of cultural and socio-economic diversity.

TEAMWORK: Network with local service providers and caregivers to properly vet and collect peer-based reviews for dementia support services.

RESPECT: Promote compassionate, stigma-free environment where every person is valued. 

INSPIRATION: Inspire hope by easing the burden placed on caregivers and cultivating a supportive community.

About the founder

Tonia Porras’s mother, Gloria, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015.   Tonia was faced with the difficult decision to move from New York back to her home state of Ohio and become a caregiver for her mother.

Apart from the physical and emotional difficulties, she quickly learned that finding support was its own struggle. The Internet is rife with information about dementia, but sorting through it all was overwhelming and impractical while caring for her mother and supporting her father.

Tonia began to dream about developing a resource to help families and businesses more effectively address their dementia care needs. She envisioned a platform that would be peer-reviewed, easily navigable, time efficient, and provide unified access to information.

Enter: Gloria’s Way. What began as an organization – named in honor of her mother – aimed at facilitating socialization programs for caregivers, quickly turned into a resource and referral program, creating a community of interconnected supportive and supported caregivers

About Gloria

Gloria is mom, a wife, a friend.  She is a fierce supporter of doing the right thing and having a lot of fun while doing it! 

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