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Northern California and Northern Nevada

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

  • Learn about Alzheimer's and how it affects African American's on our National site here.
  • Find out about the resources available to African American individuals and families on our blog.
  • 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

San Francisco

2nd Thursday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Jones United Methodist Church
1975 Post St. (at Steiner)
2nd Floor Conference Room
(Info: Robert Williams at 415.921.7653)

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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):

認識阿滋海默症十大警告徵兆/腦部健康講座 (以廣東話進行)
時間: 9/13 星期二 11 am – 12 pm
地點: Bridge community center, 1215 Vicente St., SF

IHSS 照護者訓練: 阿滋海默症基本知識/ 與患者溝通的技巧 (以普通話進行)
時間-: 9/27 星期二 1-4 pm
地點: 阿滋海默症協會
2290 North First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, Ca 95131 (大門在 Charcot Ave.)
聯繫:  Shannin Prather,, Office: (408) 557-4719
報名: 張珮寧, , 408.372.9943
同時也需要跟IHSS辦公室 報名: 408.350.3286

家屬照護者訓練課程  (以普通話進行)
一套為家屬所設計的全面性照護課程,也是最受家屬歡迎的系統性教學課程, 家屬照護者訓練課程 ( Savvy Caregiver Training class), 2016 年秋季班開課日期如下:
日期: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 (六堂課請盡量不要缺席)
時間: 下午1:30-3:30
地點: 2290 N. 1st St, Ste.101, San Jose
報名: 請email, 或是致電張珮寧 408-372-994
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地點:SFPL- Chinatown Branch,1135 Powell St., SF
時間: Sat, November 5, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
地點:SFPL- Richmond Branch, 351  9th Ave., SF
時間: Wed, November 9, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


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 (

    Latino Outreach

    Our Spanish Language Portal!
    Read stories about caregiving and Alzheimer's from our Spanish language bloggers Sylvia and Linda here.

    Support Groups  
    Spanish Speaking

    Café y Charla
    1st Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:30am
    Posada de Colores Senior Apartments
    2221 Fruitvale Ave.

    Telephone Support Group in Spanish
    This program is free, and has no telephone charges.
    DATE: Third Wednesday of the month
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    For more information and registration
    call 800-272-3900 or 408.372.9900

    LGBT Outreach

    Support Groups

    Caregiver support group for LGBT dementia family caregivers
    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Openhouse, Rm 306
    1800 Market Street, San Francisco
    Info: Erica Erney, LCSW 408.530.6906

    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.



    Alzheimer's Association

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