About

Since 1981, the Alzheimer’s Aid Society has operated in the Sacramento Valley helping both caregivers and those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Since the time of the first known support group in a Sacramento living room, the Society has existed to provide support and education for the caregiver. Today, we have added broadened services that provide not only support for caregivers, but for patients as well; including Alzheimer’s, frontal lobe dementias, Lewy body, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s, and early onset.

Each week, the Alzheimer’s Aid Society provides continuing education workshops and family caregiver presentations in and around the Sacramento Valley. Our mini-series are led by industry professionals to keep information accurate and relevant for the daily caregiver.

Our mission is to support the caregivers, loved ones and clinical professionals in their pursuit of education and informational excellence in the world of memory loss and aging.

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
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