Alzheimer's and dementia come with profound financial and personal challenges. In California alone, almost 1 in 10 people age 45 and older experience subjective cognitive decline. There are more than 1 million family caregivers, and the annual cost to California's Medicaid program is in the billions.
To respond to each community's needs, the Alzheimer's Association offers training and tools for medical professionals, as well as local offices throughout California that offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
Resources for health systems and medical professionals
The Alzheimer's Association provides a variety of resources for health professionals to help enhance care and improve outcomes.
Questions? Want to learn how programs and resources from the Alzheimer's Association can support your dementia care efforts? Email HSDCA@alz.org to get in touch with a member of the Health Systems Directors of California group.
Register for Cognitive Health Assessment Training
Learn how to complete and implement a cognitive health assessment (CHA) into your practice. This 90-minute, CE-accredited online training program from Dementia Care Aware is self-paced and includes training modules that can be completed over more than one sitting. Register now and complete your training by Dec. 31, 2023.
Resources for people living with dementia and caregivers
Provide your patients and their caregivers with information and tools to help them understand dementia and plan for the future.
Individuals living with dementia, caregivers and family members can call the free Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for help and support, day or night. Dementia specialists and master's-level clinicians provide confidential information, crisis assistance and education in over 200 languages. | en español
Local education and support for people living with dementia and caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association offers local education programs, support groups and other programming in the community through its chapters, which serve all 58 counties in California: