I had an opportunity to work at the USC-Rancho/Los Amigos CADC as a collaborative partner through the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland...
Contact CADC Program
Alzheimer's Disease Program, MS-7210
California Dept. of Public Health
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
We would like to thank you and the entire UC San Diego CADC for the excellent evaluation you have done for my mother with the comprehensive...
Her eyes sparkle and she flashes a flirtatious smile as a volunteer guides her across the dance floor. Watching Adriana Trevino swing her hips to...
I had the great privilege of working alongside the clinicians and staff members of the UC Irvine CADC clinic during the summer of 2009. At the...
When you realize a family member has dementia you expect all the experts to know just what to do for your family member and how to treat them....
The CADCs provide a continuum of care for all Californians, from diagnosis to treatment options to offering patient and caregiver support groups. Support groups, for individuals recently diagnosed, or individuals having had a dementia diagnosis, and their caregivers, provide a forum for education, socialization, and improved ability to cope with symptoms and to help accept the diagnosis.
Living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and caring for someone with dementia impacts every aspect of daily life. One can easily become overwhelmed as Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another. Caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. Balancing the enormous task of caring for a cognitively impaired adult with your other responsibilities requires skill, attention, and diligent planning. Individuals with dementia also face significant adjustments in coping with the cognitive, emotional, and social changes.
Support groups are invaluable in helping individuals living with dementia and those who care for them to feel less isolated and better able to cope with the illness.