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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the Alzheimer’s Association, diversity is imperative and integral to our mission. It is vital to what we do and a promise we make to those we serve.  Our team of dedicated professionals understands that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of our mission.

We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live. The Alzheimer’s Association views diversity broadly and includes considerations of, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, regional, place or national origin, religion, language and persons with disabilities.

As the American population ages and becomes increasingly more diverse, the Alzheimer’s Association will expand its mission activities and initiatives to remain highly inclusive and meet the demand for culturally and linguistically sensitive information and increased awareness to persons living with the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association will continue to cultivate relationships with diverse communities by sharing our time, talent, resources and exchanging ideas. As such, our diversity and inclusiveness charter will help us to fulfill our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Now Avaliable: Interactive Brain Tour in Several Languages

African American

African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and less likely to receive a diagnosis.

9th Annual African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 am - 3 pm
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

The African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum is an annual event that provides the opportunity to learn more about how Alzheimer’s disease impacts the African African community, and how to care for someone living with the disease. The Forum connects caregivers to information, organizations and support networks that help you manage the challenges of caregiving.

For more information call Craig Wingate at 408.372.9933

View this clip from the 2016 African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Black Alzheimer's Association Advisory Council (BAAAC) Members

Shaun Charles
Greg Woods
Donna Griggs Murphy
Frank Clayton
Lowanda Moore
Gwen Gates
Cynthia Taylor
Portia Stewart 
Jylana Sheats
Norman Tillman

More information

  • Learn about Alzheimer's and how it affects African American's on our National site here.
  • For upcoming education programs, contact Craig Wingate, Outreach and Marketing Specialist.

Support Groups


Lunch and Learn (Potluck) for African American Caregivers
1st Friday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Date subject to change, please call to confirm 
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Info:  Craig Wingate, 1.408.372.9933

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Asian Outreach

Our Asian Web Portal!

For upcoming Chinese education programs, contact Peining Chang, Community Outreach Manager at, 408.372.9943

Visit our national website for more information on Alzheimer's Disease
更多阿滋海默症中文資訊, 請至:

Upcoming health seminars and trainings in Chinese (近期中文教育講座及訓練):

第十一屆華人阿滋海默症論壇 (普通話)
11th Annual Chinese Alzheimer's Forum
五月二十日星期六下午2-5 pm.
報名正式展開,請大家事先上網   報名!

Know the 10 signs: Early Detection Matters
三月二十五日星期六下午12 -1 pm
Walker Recreation Center, Bluebird Room
 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404

基本知識-關於記憶力喪失, 失智症, 與阿滋海默症(粵語)
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease (Cantonese)
SF Chinese Mennonite Church
4021 California St. SF, CA 94118
報名:(415) 221-7115

3/31 星期五 阿滋海默症家屬照護者互助學習團體 (以普通話進行)
主講: 廖俊惠醫師
地點: 阿滋海默症協會
            2290 N. 1st St. Ste. 101, San Jose

4/13 星期四 照顧中後期失智症病人的常見問題- 廖俊惠醫師 (普通話)
四月十三日星期四 6:30 - 8 pm
Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities, 535 Old San Francisco Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

4/14 星期五 為你加油
為家屬照護者設計的一日減壓活動   (請見附加檔案)

認識阿滋海默症十大警訊: 早期偵測的重要性 (粵語)
Community Presentation: Know the 10 Signs, Early Detection Matters ( Cantonese)
地點:舊金山列治文耆英中心 (6221 Geary Blvd 3rd Floor, SF, CA 94121)
報名: Wendy Frost, 1.415.405.4675,
華人失智症照顧者互助班 (粵語)
Cantonese Speaking Dementia Support Group
時間: 每月第二個星期六下午一點到兩點半
地點: 華人社區健康資源中心,圖書室
835 Pacific Avenue 三藩市唐人埠
4/8/17 情緒的改變與照顧者的角色
報名: 1.415.677.2473

 4/4 星期二 解惑時間 (普通話)
時間: 12:00-1:00 pm
主題: 如何管理阿滋海默症患者的行為
主講: 趙壯志醫師,Palo Alto VA Health Care System 神經專科醫師, 史丹佛大學醫學院臨床助理教  授
報名: 請回覆此封電郵,將您的姓名、電話、住址、生日、與患者的關係提供給我們,您即會收到會議參與方式的通知。


New Chinese Newsletter (中文季刊):

Chinese monthly phone educational session (電話解惑時間)

Monthly phone educational session held on the first Tuesday of every month, 12 noon to 1 pm.
Questions regarding to this program and to register for the session, please contact Peining Chang at, or 408.372.9943.

日期: 每個月的第一個星期二
時間: 中午12點至1點
Dr. Steven Chao
Palo Alto VA Health Care System 神經科醫生
Clinical professor at Stanford School of Medicine 史丹佛大學醫學院臨床助理教授
報名: 需要提前報名。請聯絡張珮寧, 或是致電408.372.9943。

Recordings from previous sessions (過往講題的錄音):






      Support Groups (互助學習團體 )

      Cantonese Speaking ( 廣東話)

      安老自助處日間護理中心 -成龍中心
      時間: 每月第三個星期三傍晚五點到六點半
      地點: 安老自助處日間護理中心-成龍中心 408 22nd Ave. San Francisco
      聯絡: Kelvin Yu 415.677.7563

      時間: 每月第二個星期六 下午一點到兩點半
      地點: 華人社區健康資源中心圖書館 835 Pacific Avenue San Francisco
      報名: 415.677.2473

      Mandarin Speaking (普通話)

      地點: Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
      聯絡: 歐小榮 或致電 408.372.9926

      時間: 每月最後一個星期五中午十二 點半到下午兩點
      地點: 阿滋海默症協會 2290 N. First St., Ste. 101 San Jose, CA 95131
      聯絡: 張珮寧 或致電 408.372.9943

      Japanese or English

      San Jose
      Yu-ai Kai, Japanese American Community Senior Center
      588 N. 4th Street
      (Wesley Kazuo Mukoyama, 408.294.2505)

      Learning Circles:

      The Alzheimer’s Association offers Learning Circles, a program designed to help caregivers seeking additional support and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Learning Circles meet monthly and are facilitated by Community Ambassadors who are trained leaders with experience providing care for someone with dementia.
      Learning Circles cover a variety of topics, including: managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management and caregiver self-care. In addition, Learning Circles are designed to help the attendees develop and learn effective caregiving techniques that are specific to their culture and community. Currently we offer a Chinese Learning Circle.
      Please visit our calendar to see when the next Learning Circles are scheduled. For more information about Learning Circles, contact Xiaorong Ou (

      Indian Outreach

      Know the 10 Signs - Hindi

      Latino Outreach

      Hispanos/Latinos tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar la enfermedad de Alzheimer que los Anglos.
      Participe en nuestros eventos para aprender más sobre ésta enfermedad, aprenda como cuidar mejor a sus familiares que la padecen y a cuidarse usted mismo.

      Visite nuestra página de internet en españolñol o llame al 800.272.3900 24 horas/7 dias

      El padre de Omar ha sido diagnosticado con Alzheimer

      Grupos de apoyo en Español en persona

      El primer Lunes de cada mes de 4:00pm-5:00pm
      Centro Comunitario Eastside Neighborhood
      2150 Alum Rock Ave
      San Jose, CA 95116
      llame a Sandra (408) 372-9919

      El tercer Martes de cada mes de 5:00pm-6:00pm
      On Lok
      4430 Mission St
      San Francisco, CA 94112
      llame a Sandra (408) 372-9919

      El primer Miércoles de cada mes de 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Clinica de la Raza
      200 Sierra Rd.
      Concord, CA 94518
      llame a Katia Reyes (925) 246-4866 o (925) 580-8861

      Grupo de apoyo por teléfono
      El tercer Miércoles de cada mes de 7:00pm-8:30pm
      Este programa es gratis y no acumula cargos a su línea telefónica
      llame a Alexandra Castillo-Weisgerber (800) 272-3900

      Para ver un ejemplo de presentaciones que ofrecemos haga clic aquí.

      Conferencias Latinas

      Anualmente tenemos conferencias en Español en toda el area de la Bahia, donde participan médicos, terapistas, nutricionistas, etc.
      En Febrero en la Biblioteca pública en San Francisco
      En Abril en el Centro Comunitario Mayfair en San Jose
      para más información y para averiguar donde se presentará la conferencia en su area llame al 800.272.3900

      4ta Conferencia Anual Latina de Alzheimer
      Sábado 8 de Abril, 2017 de 8am-2pm
      Mayfair Centro Comunitario
      2039 Kammerer Ave
      San Jose, CA 95116
      Para más información haga clic aquí

      LGBT Outreach

      Support Groups

      Caregiver support group for LGBT dementia caregivers
      4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
      Openhouse Community Room
      65 Laguna St.  (near Market), San Francisco
      Info: Ariel Mellinger is:, 415.503.4180

      Online Class

      Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia for LGBT Care Partners
      Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This webinar provides an overview about dementia and LGBT caregiving concerns. The featured speaker is David Troxel.

      Online Support

      AlzConnected: LGBT Community Allies Forum
      Alzconnected members can connect and communicate with people who understand their unique challenges. They can pose questions anda-related issues, create public and private groups organized around a dedicated topic and contrubute to message boards.

      The San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project
      Beginning in January 2017, the Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with Openhouse and Family Caregiver Alliance,will be offering free trainings to health and social service providers on the dementia care needs of LGBT seniors.



      Alzheimer's Association

      Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
      Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.