I had an opportunity to work at the USC-Rancho/Los Amigos CADC as a collaborative partner through the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland...
Contact CADC Program
Alzheimer's Disease Program, MS-7210
California Dept. of Public Health
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
We would like to thank you and the entire UC San Diego CADC for the excellent evaluation you have done for my mother with the comprehensive...
Her eyes sparkle and she flashes a flirtatious smile as a volunteer guides her across the dance floor. Watching Adriana Trevino swing her hips to...
I had the great privilege of working alongside the clinicians and staff members of the UC Irvine CADC clinic during the summer of 2009. At the...
When you realize a family member has dementia you expect all the experts to know just what to do for your family member and how to treat them....
Caring for Californians
Integrated Centers of Excellence
The CADCs, as centers of excellence, are an integrated network serving California as specialty referral clinics providing expert diagnoses and "model clinical care" to patients affected by Alzheimer's disease and other neurological conditions.
- The centers educate health professionals on how to provide model care for their patients.
- The expertise of the centers is an important resource for primary care providers who often seek consultation with the specialists at the centers for help with their most challenging and complex cases.
Meeting the Needs of all Californians
The centers also fill the unmet needs of families through service delivery, such as diagnostic clinical services and support groups.
- The centers make outreach into our communities a priority and focus on providing care to California's underserved populations.
- They are helping families in times of crisis to understand and accept the diagnosis and learn how to manage the behaviors of the disease.
Helping Patients and Their Families Become Involved
Many patients also benefit through access to promising clinical trials and other research opportunities that can result in treatments, prevention, or improved diagnostic capabilities. While the CADC program does not directly support research, the infrastructure of the integrated program and expert staff provide an important foundation for research funded through federal grants and private foundations.