Caring for a loved one can be isolating and overwhelming, but you are not alone! Join a Caregiver Support & Discussion Group today and:
Build relationships and learn from other caregivers who understand what you are going through.
Develop new coping strategies and healthy lifestyle practices for you and your loved one.
Find comfort, strength and hope in a compassionate and safe environment, led by a trained group leader.
All Groups are FREE, located throughout San Diego County and are scheduled throughout the day and evening for your convenience.
You are not alone! Did you know?
Today 15.5 million Americans are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 80% of those caregivers are providing care at home, on their own.
Nearly 60% of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high; more than one-third report symptoms of depression.
Today 74% of caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias reported that they were “somewhat concerned” to “very concerned” about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters . The Alzheimer’s Association Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the difference
between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.
Next Class: Thursday, April 24 • 11:00AM-12:00PM Imperial Beach Senior Center 1075 8th Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Association Staff & San Diego Alzheimer's Ambassadors in Washington, D.C.
Alzheimer's Advocates take over Capitol Hill
Last week Association staff and some of our San Diego Alzheimer's Ambassadors joined over 900 Alzheimer's advocates on Capitol Hill to encourage lawmakers to support critical legislation and increased funding for Alzheimer's research.
Hill Day, as it is known to advocates, is the culmination of the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, an event that brings passionate individuals to the nation's capital to learn about Alzheimer's issues, share their personal challenges with the disease and request legislative support from Senators and Congressional representatives.
Our team met with all five Congressional representatives from our District to urge them to support an additional $200 million in NIH funding for increased Alzheimer disease research in 2015 as well as support of the Accountability Act. The Alzheimer's Accountability Act represents a bipartisan effort to ensure that Congress is equipped with the best possible information to set funding priorities and reach the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.
Make your voice heard by joining with thousands of Alzheimer's advocates nationwide.