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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.

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African American

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

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.  cwingate@alz.org.

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 pchang@alz.org, 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: http://www.alz.org/asian/overview.asp?nL=ZH&dL=ZH

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

南灣 ( south bay):

講座名稱: Chinese Learning Circle:

                 How to work with your doctor (Mandarin)
日期: 7月13日星期四
時間: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
地點: 日間托老中心  
                Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities
                     535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
                     (在 First United Methodist Church 旁邊)
聯絡:  致電 408-372-9926 或電郵 xou@alz.org
註冊: 不需註冊。

主題: 了解阿滋海默症患者行為及因應方法(普通話)
          Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior (Mandarin)
日期:  7月28日星期五
時間: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
地點: 阿滋海默症協會 2290 N. First St. Ste. 101, San Jose, CA 95131
註冊: 不需註冊。
聯絡: pchang@alz.org or 408.372.9943

講座名稱: 健康的習慣,更健康的你 (普通話)
                  Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research (Mandarin)
日期: 7月30日星期日
時間: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
地點: 曙光教會, 531 E. Weddell Drive,    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
註冊: 不需註冊。
聯絡: pchang@alz.org or 408.372.9943


舊金山地區 (San Francisco area):

講座名稱: 認識阿滋海默症十大警訊:早期偵測的重要性(粵語)
                  Know the 10 Signs:  Early Detection Matters (Cantonese)
時間: 7/8/2017星期六,下午一時正至下午二時三十分
地點: 三藩市基督教救恩堂(4201 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118)
聯繫: 蘇牧師, 707.315.7078
電郵: daichor@yahoo.com

講座名稱: 認識阿滋海默症十大警訊:早期偵測的重要性(普通話及粵語)
                  Know the 10 Signs:  Early Detection Matters ( Mandarin and Cantonese)
時間: 7/12/2017星期三,下午二時三十分至四時正
地點: 三藩市列治文區公立圖書館 (351 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118)
聯繫: 415.355.5600

The Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch of the San Francisco Public Library
in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association presents
阿滋海默症與相關失智症的知識講座系列-七月至十月 (廣東話和普通話)

地點: San Francisco Public Library Richmond Branch 351 9th Avenue (Between Geary & Clement) 415.355.5600 www.sfpl.org 日期: Wednesday, July 12,
時間: 2:30 – 4:00p.m. – Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters 認識阿滋海默症十大警訊:早期偵測的重要性 內容: 這場講座將介紹阿滋海默症的十個警告徵兆。認識如何得到診斷、阿滋海默症的危險因子,以及早

2017 SF Chinese Alzheimer's Forum (English/Cantonese bilingual)
2017 舊金山華人阿滋海默症論壇 (英/粵雙語健康講座)
Time (時間): Sunday, 11/5/2017, 1 - 4 pm
Location (地點):
San Francisco Main Library (舊金山總圖書館)
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Registration (報名)
Please RSVP(請提前報名)
408.372.9926 or xiaorong.ou@alz.org


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 pchang@alz.org, 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 pchang@alz.org, 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 xou@alz.org 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 pchang@alz.org 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 (xou@alz.org)

      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 español www.alz.org/español o llame al 800.272.3900 24 horas/7 dias

      El padre de Omar ha sido diagnosticado con Alzheimer

      Cuidando con Respeto
      Sábado, 15 y 22 del julio del 2017
      9 a.m.-2 p.m.

      El cupo es limitado, necesita registrarse con anticipación. Para registrarse o para mayor información llame a Stella De La Pena a 559.753.8201

      Un taller GRATIS en español para Latinos que cuidan a un ser querido con pérdida de la memoria.

      • Aprenda sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y demencias relacionadas
      • Aprenda sobre las diferentes etapas
      • Aprenda cómo ayudar a su ser querido y como responder a los comportamientos difíciles
      • Aprenda cómo cuidarse a usted mismo y comparta sus experiencias

      Este es un taller que tiene dos sesiones – favor planee participar en las dos sesiones

      Ayuda financiera disponible para cubrir gastos de cuidado mientras usted asiste al taller

      Para más información, haga clic aquí

      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

      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: ariel@openhouse-sf.org, 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. Alzconnected.org

      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.