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Local Advocacy Action

Los Angeles County is home to over 10 million people and an estimated 177,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s LA engages in advocacy at the county and city level to help build local systems that support those living with dementia and their families.

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Purposeful Aging Los Angeles

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is proud to be a partner of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Initiative which seeks to prepare our region for a rapidly aging population.

On August 7, 2018, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a motion approving the recommendations outlined in the Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region. Included are recommendations on how to make our community dementia friendly and implement the Dementia Friends program.

Learn more and read the recommendations on the Purposeful Aging website.

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Los Angeles County Department of Aging

The County of Los Angeles is in the process of establishing a new standalone department of aging. We are excited to welcome Dr. Laura Trejo as the new Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Aging as part of WDACS and look forward to working with her and the new agency to build dementia friendly systems and ensuring that Alzheimer’s families have access to quality and coordinated care

L.A. Found

L.A. Found is an initiative to improve Los Angeles County’s response to when a person wanders or gets lost—including implementing new technologies, improving coordination of emergency responders, and connecting residents to resources.

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, along with Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Janice Hahn and L.A. Found hosted a series of dementia home safety webinar to provide education to caregivers in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Watch the recordings or join us for an upcoming webinar co-hosted by Supervisor Kathryn Barger:

April 20 @ 12 pm (English)

May 18 @ 1 pm (Mandarin Chinese)

July 27 @ 12 pm (Spanish)

One of the technologies supported by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is Project Lifesaver - a wearable radio frequency technology that assists law enforcement in finding someone with cognitive impairment when they go missing. This technology is available throughout the County. Visit L.A. Found for more information.

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is proud to be a partner of the L.A. Found taskforce to advocate for the needs of local Alzheimer’s families.

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