Dementia

Note, this information is subject to change. Be sure to check back regularly.

 

Local Resources

Alzheimer's Association - San Diego/Imperial Chapter

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Alzheimer's San Diego

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  • Online Education
    • Classes and workshops held via Zoom are available for people living with dementia, their care partners, and anyone interested in learning about the disease. 
    • If you need assistance in setting up Zoom or any other technology, the Volunteer Tech Team can be reached at (858) 492-4400. 
  • ALZ Companions Respite Program
    • The ALZ Companions Respite Program is organizing virtual ALZ Companion visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • This program carefully matches families with a volunteer, and you and a loved one living with dementia can connect using free video software like Facetime or Zoom. 
    • If your family is interested in being matched with a virtual ALZ Companion, please call (858) 492-4400.

 

George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.

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  • GLENNERCARE™ is a virtual/telehealth dementia care navigation service that provides resources, support, and recommendations 24/7 from the privacy and safety of your own home.
  • For more information about enrolling into GLENNERCARE™, please call 1-833-770-CARE (2273).

 

Dementia Caregiving During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Jewish Family Service of San Diego and other local partners discuss the challenges with dementia caregiving in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, provide tips to overcome these challenges, and share resources available to the community.   

Find additional COVID-19 related Community Conversations here

St. Paul's Senior Services

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Take Me Home Program

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  • A program designed to promote communication and provide law enforcement with emergency contact information for enrolled community members who have disabilities, such as dementia.
  • This information can assist San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and participating police departments with locating a residence, or handling an emergency involving an individual with special needs.
  • This program is available regionally within Sheriff’s jurisdictions. 
  • Register online by clicking here.

 

UC San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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General Resources

Alzheimer's Los Angeles

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  • 10 Common concerns drawn from real-life experiences of caregivers are highlighted through a series of videos, sharing practical advice that caregivers can use today.

 

Dementia Alliance of NC

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  • A three-part series of YouTube videos with Melanie Bunn, Registered Nurse, and consultant for Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, discusses ways caregivers can manage life for themselves and their loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Part 1 (Risk Reduction), Part 2 (Health Promotion), Part 3 (Managing Sick Days).

 

Scripps Opening Minds Through Art

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  • Use any computer, tablet, or smartphone to access FREE videos that guide users through hands-on learning experiences such as painting, poetry, music, storytelling, drama, and dance exercises. Each activity is designed for caregivers to share with those who are living with dementia.

 

Teepa Snow and Positive Approach to Care (PAC)

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  • A YouTube video with communication tips on how to talk to a loved one about restrictions that prevent people from getting together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

UCLA - Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program

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  • Links to several videos produced by the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program. These video segments feature information about various behaviors tied to dementia. 
  • Caregivers can also download the Take Action worksheet (pdf|doc) as they watch the videos to record ideas for how to minimize or eliminate triggers to problematic behaviors.
  • Free live-streamed Alzheimer's Caregiver Education Webinars presented by UCLA Health Professionals are also available.

 

UCSF - Memory and Aging Center

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  • A webinar series which provides practical information for family caregivers on dementia care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

University of Exeter

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  • Five key messages about how people with dementia can stay well during the coronavirus epidemic. Download here.
  • Five key messages for caregivers, family members, or friends supporting a person with dementia. Download here.

 

  

 

Page last reviewed: June 5, 2020