Speakers Bureau Volunteer Trainings

Become a trained volunteer for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles: Learn how to provide presentations about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health and caregiving. Help raise awareness about dementia and connect community members to valuable services. Attendees must complete an application prior to the day of training. For an application, please [...]

2019-02-15T11:16:54+00:00

Black History Month

In Honor of Black History Month We remember the accomplishments of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller (pictured above, at right), the first black psychiatrist in America and an early pioneer in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Dr. Fuller collaborated with Dr. Alois Alzheimer in identifying the disease we now know as Alzheimer’s. We also [...]

2019-02-05T14:05:40+00:00

Young Investigator Awards – call for entries

Applications are being sought from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty affiliated with academic institutions in Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties who are working in biomedical, clinical, or psychosocial research with a focus on Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Awardees will be selected by the Alzheimer’s Los Angeles [...]

2019-02-05T13:18:42+00:00

Cargiver Bill of Rights

Caring for others can cause a great deal of stress. This can ultimately hurt the caregiver’s emotional and physical health. A study of family caregivers found that those who experience caregiving-related stress have a 63% higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. You can’t care for your loved one if you’re ill yourself. [...]

2019-01-23T12:00:51+00:00

Happy & Healthy New Year

Dear Friends, As the new year begins, I would like to share some of our 2018 accomplishments. The team at Alzheimer’s LA works to bring you innovative, truly helpful care and services. The year saw many new achievements, as well as the continued delivery of relied-upon programs and services. Below is [...]

2019-01-08T08:41:01+00:00

Community Health Charities Partner

Does your employer offer a workplace employee giving program? You can make a difference in the lives of those battling Alzheimer’s for only a few dollars a month! Sign up with Community Health Charities, our nonprofit charity partner focused on raising awareness and resources for health and wellness organizations, and designate your [...]

2018-12-03T10:25:27+00:00

Holiday Tips for Caregivers

As a caregiver, you probably have mixed feelings about the holidays. Happy memories of the past may conflict with worry about the extra demands made on your time and energy. Below are ways to balance the holidays while taking care of yourself. Understand the Emotions Is there a sense of [...]

2018-12-03T09:55:54+00:00

Memory Mornings with LA Opera

To spread holiday cheer, LA Opera vocalists will be caroling for our Memory Mornings group in early December. Holiday music is part of our earliest memories, and Christmas carols could help people with Alzheimer’s disease or other another dementia tap into positive feelings. Memory Mornings is a program for people living with the mid-stages of [...]

2018-11-30T08:41:57+00:00

IRA Minimum Distribution

Did you know you can donate your required IRA minimum distribution to Alzheimer’s Los Angeles? A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain [...]

2018-11-05T14:38:35+00:00

Savvy Caregiver

Participating in Savvy Caregiver Express was the best thing I’ve done since my mom’s diagnosis, both for her and for me. I learned how to help manage the day-to-day challenges with patience and understanding. I found a wonderful group of people who understood what I’m going through and became my extended support system, [...]

2018-09-25T14:24:26+00:00