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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.

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African American

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

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
Donna Lewis

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.  cwingate@alz.org.

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 pchang@alz.org, 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: http://www.alz.org/asian/overview.asp?nL=ZH&dL=ZH

San Francisco Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum

舊金山華人阿滋海默症論壇 (英/粵雙語健康講座, English/Cantonese bilingual)



  • 與你一路同行勞榮海, 失智症家屬照護者
  • 失智症的診斷及醫護規劃 - -了解不同類型的失智症與症狀,失智症的診斷過程,目前的醫護選擇,以及提前規劃的重要性陳佩醫師, 加州大學舊金山分校老年護理中心
  • 法律規劃 -- 規劃未來避免受失智症影響李傑夫律師, 志工
  • 有效的溝通 -- 失智症不同階段的溝通方略 Tiffany Mikles, 阿滋海默症協會北加州與北內華達州分會

you ever experienced memory problems? Do any of your family/friends live with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? Please join us for our annual English/Cantonese bilingual educational forum.


  • With You All the Way Ronghai Lao, Family Caregiver
  • Dementia: Getting a Diagnosis and Planning for Care Dr. Pei Chen, UCSF Center for Geriatric Care
  • Legal Planning -- Plan for the Future Before Being Affected by Dementia Geoffrey Lee, Volunteer/Attorney
  • Calming the Communication Chaos – Tips at Different Stages Tiffany Mikles, Alzheimer’s Association

Time (時間):
Sunday, 11/5/2017, 1 – 4 pm
Location (地點):
San Francisco Main Library (舊金山總圖書館)
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Cost (費用): Free. Respite grants available for
caregiving needs (免費。可為有需要的家屬照
Registration (報名):
RSVP (提前報名)

or call 408.372.9926, or email xiaorong.ou@alz.org

Click here for the flyer

講座名稱: Chinese Learning Circle
地點:日間托老中心   Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities
           535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
           (在 First United Methodist Church 旁邊)
聯絡: 歐小榮,致電 408-372-9926 或電郵 xou@alz.org

講座名稱: 健康的習日慣,更健康的你 (以普通話進行)
期: 9月21日星期四
時間: 下午2:00-3:30
地點: Santa Clara library, 2635 homestead Rd, Santa Clara
聯絡: Jenny Hsiao, 408-615-2906

講座名稱: 阿滋海默症家屬學習團體 (以普通話進行)
日期: 9月29日星期五
時間: 下午12:30-2:00
地點: 阿滋海默症協會 2290 N. First St. Ste.101, San Jose, CA 95131
聯絡: 張珮寧 pchang@alz.org, 408-372-9943

講座名稱: 電話解惑時間 (以普通話進行)
主題: 阿滋海默症的診斷
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
日期: 10月3日星期二       
時間: 中午12:00- 下午1:00
註冊: 請上網: Register
聯絡: 張珮寧 pchang@alz.org, 408-372-9943

講座名稱: 你該知道的基本知識- 關於記憶力喪失、失智症與阿滋海默症 (以普通話進行)
日期: 10月5日星期四
時間: 上午10:00-11:30
地點: Sunnyvale Senior Center, Laurel Room, 550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

講座名稱: 認知功能的健康與認識阿滋海默症十大警訊- 早期偵測的重要性 (以普通話進行)
主辦: 生命河基金會
主講: 趙壯志醫師, Palo Alto VA Health Care System 神經專科醫師,史丹佛大學醫學院神經內科與神經科學臨床助理教授
演講主題: 認知功能的健康 (Cognitive health)
1.       腦部結構與行為
2.       人類認知的正常進展
3.       失智和老化的認知變化
4.       如何保持認知功能
5.       認知功能障礙是一種看不見的殘疾

主講: 張珮寧,阿滋海默症協會北加州與北內華達州分會 社區教育推廣經理
演講主題: 認識阿滋海默症十大警訊:早期偵測的重要性


日期: 10月7日星期六
時間: 下午2:00-4:00
地點: 生命河靈糧堂, 1177 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054


講座名稱: 充分運用您的記憶力:方法與策略 (以廣東話進行)
              Maximize Your Memory: Tips and Strategies ( Presented in Cantonese)
日期: 9月13日星期三
時間: 下午2:30-4:00
地點: Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

講座名稱: 充分運用您的記憶力:方法與策略 (以廣東話進行)
              Maximize Your Memory: Tips and Strategies ( Presented in Cantonese)
日期: 9月21日星期四
時間: 下午1:30-3:00
地點: 訪谷區圖書館 (Visitacion Valley Branch Library) 201 Leland Avenue San Francisco, 94134


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 pchang@alz.org, 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 pchang@alz.org, 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 xou@alz.org 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 pchang@alz.org 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 (xou@alz.org)

      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 español www.alz.org/español o llame al 800.272.3900 24 horas/7 dias

      Para ver un corto video haga clic abajo
      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
      225 30th Street
      San Francisco, CA 94110
      llame a Sandra (408) 372-9919

      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

      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: ariel@openhouse-sf.org, 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. Alzconnected.org

      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.