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Community Education

The network of CADCs serve our communities in multiple ways by providing services to the most vulnerable members of out society, seniors and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

  • The Centers help meet the needs of families in crisis
  • The Centers provide service delivery in areas where services may not be readily available
  • The Centers are a resource to help direct interested families for participation in research to help eradicate and treat this disease

Specialists from each CADC regularly participate in local community presentations on Alzheimer’s disease in a wide spectrum of forums, helping Californians learn how to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related neurological disorders. The varied CADC community training activities, range from support groups and caregiver training to health fairs to teleseminars. Many of these educational efforts are co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and key local organizations. Learn more

Many of the CADC training and educational efforts are targeted to help underserved populations, such as the Chinese, Hispanic, and African-American communities, as well as rural communities.

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The following offers a glimpse into the broad scope of training conducted by the CADCs, however, these numbers do not reflect the extensive educational outreach of the centers:

  • More than 279,000 caregivers, patients and other community members participated in training and educational activities provided by the centers between 2000-2008.
  • Over 34,600 caregivers, patients and other community members are trained yearly at the centers.
Training/Educational Activity Participants
Caregiver Training 35,601
Support Group Presentations 8,106
Support Group Presentations 30,098
Presentations to Community Groups 205,886