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, including continuing education, CEUs, cognitive health assessment training and more. Our local offices throughout California also offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
 

Education and resources for medical professionals 

The Alzheimer's Association provides a variety of education, training and resources for medical professionals and health systems to help enhance care and improve outcomes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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.

Dementia Care Aware and cognitive health assessment training

Dementia Care Aware is a state-wide program in California for primary care providers. It provides the information and tools needed to successfully administer cognitive health assessments and determine the appropriate next steps for the patients. 

Better care for people living with dementia starts with earlier detection. Incorporate dementia screening into practice by exploring dementiacareaware.org for training, educational materials, and ways to get help from practice transformation experts. Sign up for the core training and get started today.

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. Eligible trainees can earn CE/CME/MOC credit. Register now and complete your training by July 31, 2024.

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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.

Get Help and Support, Day or Night
The Alzheimer’s Association is here all day, every day for people facing Alzheimer’s and other dementia through our free 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900). Talk to a dementia expert now and get confidential emotional support, local resources, crisis assistance and information in over 200 languages. It's ok if you don't know where to start. Just give us a call and we'll guide you from there. | 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: