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FREE Caregiver Conference: Help For Today

Join us for a free opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia from experts and get your questions answered. 

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 
Registration: 8:00am - 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, The Schaetzel Center
9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

Topics Include:
• Understanding the basics of Alzheimer's disease
• How to partner with your doctor to get a diagnosis
• Addressing behavior through compassionate communication

Featured Presenters:
• Michael Lobatz, MD - Neurologist, Scripps Health, The Neurology Center
• Holly Pobst - Education & Outreach Manager, Alzheimer's Association
• Susan Taylor (Moderator) - Scripps Executive Director of Internal Affairs &       Former NBC News Anchor

Register online or call 800.272.3900
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State of the County
January 29, 2014

San Diego County Supervisor
Chairwoman, Dianne Jacob
awarded leader in the fight to end Alzheimer's, Darlene
the San Diego County 
Guardian of the Water Award.

State of the County Address:
Alzheimer's...Our Next Great Challenge

Last week, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman, Dianne Jacob addressed a standing room only audience for the Annual State of the County Address about the next great challenge facing our community.

“Most have already traveled a long, tough road. They made it through the Great Depression. They fought in Europe, the Pacific, Korea and Vietnam. But for a growing number of our elderly, and their families, the toughest trial lies ahead. I’m talking about Alzheimer’s disease

It has reached epidemic levels. In our region, it has climbed from the fifth leading cause of death to the third. More than 60,000 people in San Diego County have the disease. That number is expected to double in the next 15 years. No one survives it. There’s no way to prevent or cure it. Not yet anyway.” – Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, January 29, 2014

Jacob's Address focused on the urgent need for assisted living facility reforms, She urged San Diegans to participate in local clinical trials and the need to develop a regional plan "The Alzheimer's Project" to fight Alzheimer's disease in San Diego. 

CLICK HERE to read the full text of the State of the County Address


Early Detection Matters: Know the 10 Signs

There are 10 warning signs that it might be Alzheimer's. Join us for  "Know the 10 Signs" to learn what those signs are and what to do if you begin to notice them. Early diagnosis is critical and gives you a chance to seek treatment and plan for the future. 

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014 • 9:30am - 10:30am

WHERE: San Diego Public Library -  New Central Library 
330 Park Blvd., San Diego, 92101
*validated parking is available, lower level

Register online or call 800.272.3900 

CLICK HERE for more information about upcoming education meetings. 

Meet Gloria de Aragón Baker,
M.Ed., RCFE, one of our new
fabulous Support Group
Facilitators! To learn
more about Gloria
Check Out Our New Support Groups!

We are excited to announce three new groups: a group for families of Veterans with dementia, a discussion group for men who are caregivers, and a group specifically for Spanish speaking care partners.

 CLICK HERE to download the NEW Support Group Calendar.

Why join a Support Group?  Support groups are a source of community strength to challenge the impact of Alzheimer's and related Dementia on our lives.  These meetings will give you a unique opportunity to interact with trained Facilitators and other caregivers of persons with dementia for education, caregiving tips, and emotional support to help cope with daily stress and long term worries. 
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