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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the Alzheimer’s Association, diversity is imperative and integral to our mission. It is vital to what we do and a promise we make to those we serve.  Our team of dedicated professionals understands that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of our mission.

We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live. The Alzheimer’s Association views diversity broadly and includes considerations of, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, regional, place or national origin, religion, language and persons with disabilities.

As the American population ages and becomes increasingly more diverse, the Alzheimer’s Association will expand its mission activities and initiatives to remain highly inclusive and meet the demand for culturally and linguistically sensitive information and increased awareness to persons living with the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association will continue to cultivate relationships with diverse communities by sharing our time, talent, resources and exchanging ideas. As such, our diversity and inclusiveness charter will help us to fulfill our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Now Avaliable: Interactive Brain Tour in Several Languages

African American

African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and less likely to receive a diagnosis.

9th Annual African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 am - 3 pm
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

The African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum is an annual event that provides the opportunity to learn more about how Alzheimer’s disease impacts the African African community, and how to care for someone living with the disease. The Forum connects caregivers to information, organizations and support networks that help you manage the challenges of caregiving.

For more information call Craig Wingate at 408.372.9933

View this clip from the 2016 African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Black Alzheimer's Association Advisory Council (BAAAC) Members

Shaun Charles
Greg Woods
Donna Griggs Murphy
Frank Clayton
Lowanda Moore
Gwen Gates
Cynthia Taylor
Portia Stewart 
Jylana Sheats
Norman Tillman

More information

  • Learn about Alzheimer's and how it affects African American's on our National site here.
  • For upcoming education programs, contact Craig Wingate, Outreach and Marketing Specialist.

Support Groups


Lunch and Learn (Potluck) for African American Caregivers
1st Friday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Date subject to change, please call to confirm 
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Info:  Craig Wingate, 1.408.372.9933

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Asian Outreach

Our Asian Web Portal!

For upcoming Chinese education programs, contact Peining Chang, Community Outreach Manager at, 408.372.9943

Visit our national website for more information on Alzheimer's Disease
更多阿滋海默症中文資訊, 請至:

Upcoming health seminars and trainings in Chinese (近期中文教育講座及訓練):

3/6 星期一 家屬照護者訓練課程開課 (Savvy caregiver training class)(以普通話進行)
聖荷西普通話課程 (細節請見附加檔案)

時間 : 星期一下午,1:30-3:30, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 , 需出席全部課程。
地點:阿滋海默症協會, 2290 N. First St. Ste.101, San Jose, CA 95131
報名 : 請與張珮寧聯絡, 408-372-9943

3/7 星期二 解惑時間 (以普通話進行)
時間: 12:00-1:00 pm
主題: 阿滋海默症的階段及晚期照護
主講: 趙壯志醫師,Palo Alto VA Health Care System 神經專科醫師, 史丹佛大學醫學院臨床助理教 授
報名: 請回覆此封電郵,將您的姓名、電話、住址、生日、與患者的關係提供給我們,您即會收到            會議參與方式的通知。

3/9 星期四 Chinese Learning Circle (以普通話進行)
時間: 6:30-8:00
地點: 日間托老中心 Day Break Cares
          535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
         (在First United Methodist Church旁)
聯絡: 致電歐小榮 408-372-9926 或電郵

3/17 星期五 IHSS 照護者訓練課程 (以普通話進行)
時間:1-4 pm
            2290 N. 1st St. Ste. 101, San Jose

3/25 星期五 阿滋海默症的基本知識 (以廣東話進行)
時間:1-2:15 pm
地點:救恩堂(SF Chinese Mennonite Church)
           4021 California St. (@2nd Ave), SF, CA 94118

3/31 星期五 阿滋海默症家屬照護者互助學習團體 (以普通話進行)
主講: 廖俊惠醫師
地點: 阿滋海默症協會
            2290 N. 1st St. Ste. 101, San Jose

4/14 星期五 為你加油
為家屬照護者設計的一日減壓活動   (請見附加檔案)

5/20 星期六 第十一屆華人阿滋海默症論壇
時間:2-5 pm
地點:Intel Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054


New Chinese Newsletter (中文季刊):

Chinese monthly phone educational session (電話解惑時間)

Monthly phone educational session held on the first Tuesday of every month, 12 noon to 1 pm.
Questions regarding to this program and to register for the session, please contact Peining Chang at, or 408.372.9943.

日期: 每個月的第一個星期二
時間: 中午12點至1點
Dr. Steven Chao
Palo Alto VA Health Care System 神經科醫生
Clinical professor at Stanford School of Medicine 史丹佛大學醫學院臨床助理教授
報名: 需要提前報名。請聯絡張珮寧, 或是致電408.372.9943。

Recordings from previous sessions (過往講題的錄音):



    Support Groups (互助學習團體 )

    Cantonese Speaking ( 廣東話)

    安老自助處日間護理中心 -成龍中心
    時間: 每月第三個星期三傍晚五點到六點半
    地點: 安老自助處日間護理中心-成龍中心 408 22nd Ave. San Francisco
    聯絡: Kelvin Yu 415.677.7563

    時間: 每月第二個星期六 下午一點到兩點半
    地點: 華人社區健康資源中心圖書館 835 Pacific Avenue San Francisco
    報名: 415.677.2473

    Mandarin Speaking (普通話)

    地點: Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    聯絡: 歐小榮 或致電 408.372.9926

    時間: 每月最後一個星期五中午十二 點半到下午兩點
    地點: 阿滋海默症協會 2290 N. First St., Ste. 101 San Jose, CA 95131
    聯絡: 張珮寧 或致電 408.372.9943

    Japanese or English

    San Jose
    Yu-ai Kai, Japanese American Community Senior Center
    588 N. 4th Street
    (Wesley Kazuo Mukoyama, 408.294.2505)

    Learning Circles:

    The Alzheimer’s Association offers Learning Circles, a program designed to help caregivers seeking additional support and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Learning Circles meet monthly and are facilitated by Community Ambassadors who are trained leaders with experience providing care for someone with dementia.
    Learning Circles cover a variety of topics, including: managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management and caregiver self-care. In addition, Learning Circles are designed to help the attendees develop and learn effective caregiving techniques that are specific to their culture and community. Currently we offer a Chinese Learning Circle.
    Please visit our calendar to see when the next Learning Circles are scheduled. For more information about Learning Circles, contact Xiaorong Ou (

    Indian Outreach

    Know the 10 Signs - Hindi

    Latino Outreach

    Hispanos/Latinos tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad de Alzheimer que los Anglos.
    Participe en nuestros eventos para aprender más sobre ésta enfermedad, aprenda como cuidar mejor a sus familiares que la padecen y a cuidarse usted mismo.

    Visite nuestra página de internet en españolñol o llame al 800.272.3900 24 horas/7 dias

    El padre de Omar ha sido diagnosticado con Alzheimer

    Grupos de apoyo en Español en persona

    El primer Lunes de cada mes de 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Centro Comunitario Eastside Neighborhood
    2150 Alum Rock Ave
    San Jose, CA 95116
    llame a Sandra (408) 372-9919

    El tercer Martes de cada mes de 5:00pm-6:00pm
    On Lok
    4430 Mission St
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    llame a Sandra (408) 372-9919

    El primer Miércoles de cada mes de 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Clinica de la Raza
    200 Sierra Rd.
    Concord, CA 94518
    llame a Katia Reyes (925) 246-4866 o (925) 580-8861

    Grupo de apoyo por teléfono
    El tercer Miércoles de cada mes de 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Este programa es gratis y no acumula cargos a su línea telefónica
    llame a Alexandra Castillo-Weisgerber (800) 272-3900

    Para ver un ejemplo de presentaciones que ofrecemos haga clic aquí.

    Conferencias Latinas

    Anualmente tenemos conferencias en Español en toda el area de la Bahia, donde participan médicos, terapistas, nutricionistas, etc.
    En Febrero en la Biblioteca pública en San Francisco
    En Abril en el Centro Comunitario Mayfair en San Jose
    para más información y para averiguar donde se presentará la conferencia en su area llame al 800.272.3900

    4ta Conferencia Anual Latina de Alzheimer
    Sábado 8 de Abril, 2017 de 8am-2pm
    Mayfair Centro Comunitario
    2039 Kammerer Ave
    San Jose, CA 95116
    Para más información haga clic aquí

    LGBT Outreach

    Support Groups

    Caregiver support group for LGBT dementia caregivers
    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Openhouse Community Room
    65 Laguna St.  (near Market), San Francisco
    Info: Ariel Mellinger is:, 415.503.4180

    Online Class

    Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners
    Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This webinar provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. The featured speaker is David Troxel.

    Online Support

    AlzConnected: LGBT Community Allies Forum
    Alzconnected members can connect and communicate with people who understand their unique challenges. They can pose questions anda-related issues, create public and private groups organized around a dedicated topic and contrubute to message boards.

    The San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project
    Beginning in January 2017, the Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with Openhouse and Family Caregiver Alliance,will be offering free trainings to health and social service providers on the dementia care needs of LGBT seniors.



    Alzheimer's Association

    Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
    Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.