The Alzheimer’s Aid society has operated in the Sacramento Valley since 1981 at the time of the first known support group. The Alzheimer’s Aid Society was founded in 1981. The Society began as a single support group for caregivers in a Sacramento living room. We existed at that time to provide support and education for the caregiver. Today we provide many support group meetings throughout Northern California every month with a broadened focus to include Alzheimer’s, frontal lobe dementias, Lewy body, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s, and early onset.

The Alzheimer’s Aid Society provides continuing education workshops and family caregiver presentations throughout the year in and around the Sacramento Valley. Our mini-series are jam packed with industry professionals keeping information up to date and relevant for the daily caregiver.

We continue to exist in order to support the caregivers, loved ones and clinical professionals in their pursuit of education and informational excellence.

Impact to the community

  • Mini-Series – Informational presentations provided by community for the community. Presentations by industry professionals and all workshops are free to the public.
  • Community resources – Information regarding resources available that benefit the caregiver and the cared for
  • Educational seminars – Both for clinicians and family caregivers looking to gain continuing education units and/or to expand their knowledge on the disease
  • Forget-me-not club – Support groups for caregivers and their loved ones that occur concurrently. Providing brain games, art therapy, reminisce programs
  • Special Interest Support Groups – Support groups with specific interest dementias. Although Alzheimer’s is 60% of the dementias diagnosed it is only one. We provide support groups for frontal lobe dementia, early onset, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s related dementia, and others.
  • After placement support group – Our newest addition to our support group calendar. Specific to loved ones that are residing in residential care facilities caregivers. Often coupled with guilt Caregivers are often presented with different challenges than those living at home still.
  • Virtual Reading Library Expanding knowledge on Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
  • Educational grants – Providing deserving students majoring in different aspects of the gerontology field in pursing their education
  • Respite grants – Share of cost grants issued to families for use towards short-term in-home care
  • 1:1 Consultations – Providing in house and zoom for families wondering what the first or next step is. Assisting families in emergency planning and care related concerns
  • Legal Assistance – Free legal consults for families looking into help with wills, poas, trusts, medi-cal planning, Health care directives, Veterans benefits, other legal questions that occur in the aging process.
  • Peer Counseling – Available to families for a short term with industry professionals to assist families going through the challenges as a caregiver.
  • Community Newsletter and outreach -to those looking to stay connected with resources and events we encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter. Requesting information in print? Please directly reach out to the Aid Society by email. Info@alzaid.org