Dementia Information & Support

Dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. However, our risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia increases as we age. The organizations and programs listed on this page provide information and support for those who are living with cognitive impairments and their loved ones. There are also opportunities to participate in dementia-related research.

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This local organization offers a variety of programs for those living with dementia and their caregivers, including educational seminars, support groups, and links to supportive resources and services.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: persons living with dementia and their caregivers in the Sacramento area

Address: 2641 Cottage Way, Ste. 4, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 483-2002 or (800) 540-3340

Email: Info@alzaid.org

Website: https://www.alzaid.org/

The Alzheimer's Association educates the public about Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. For those who are living with the disease and their loved ones, the association offers advice and support through its hotline, publications, website, workshops, support groups, and other programs.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 1455 Response Rd., Suite 190, Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (800) 272-3900 (24-hour hotline) or (916) 930-9080

Email: can send email through Contact Us page on the website

Website: https://www.alz.org/norcal

This free service provides customized lists of clinical studies. Anyone interested in advancing Alzheimer's research can participate, including individuals living with dementia, caregivers, and healthy individuals without dementia.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may create a volunteer profile; eligibility for participation in specific studies will vary

Phone: (800) 272-3900

Email: TrialMatch@alz.org

Website: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/research_progress/clinical-trials/about-clinical-trials

This website, run by the National Institutes of Health, allows users to search for Alzheimer's clinical trials by location. These studies seek participants who have dementia or memory issues, caregivers, people at risk for developing dementia, and healthy individuals.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: varies by study

Phone: (800) 438-4380

Email: adear@nia.nih.gov

Website: https://www.alzheimers.gov/clinical-trials

This local non-profit organization provides respite care, case management, support groups, caregiver training and education, and other supportive services for family caregivers, including those caring for loved ones with dementia or other cognitive impairments.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers who live in the service area (including Sacramento County) and are caring for someone 60 or older who requires assistance with two more activities of daily living or an adult under the age of 60 with a cognitive-impairing condition

Address: 421 Auburn Blvd #265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Email: message can be sent through the Contact Us page on the website

Website: https://www.deloro.org/

This website provides reliable and up-to-date information about dementia, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options. There is also information for family members and professionals caring for people with dementia.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (800) 438-4380

Email: adear@nia.nih.gov

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers

The Sacramento Public Library provides free memory kits to stimulate conversation and interaction with people living with dementia. There are also brain health kits anyone can use to keep their minds active and engaged.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone with a library card

Address: multiple locations, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 is main branch location

Phone: (916) 264-2920

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.saclibrary.org/healthliteracy

This center offers diagnostic assessments for those with memory concerns. Center staff also conduct Alzheimer's research and give educational programs for the general public, caregivers, and professionals.

Cost: educational programs are free, diagnostic services are fee-based (may be covered by insurance)

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 4860 Y Street, Suite 3900, Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 734-5496

Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/alzheimers/

This interdisciplinary clinic serves adults 65 and older as well as their family caregivers. Available services include geriatric medicine, cognitive and dementia testing and care, nutrition consultations, family caregiver services, mobility clinic, patient navigation/case management, and pharmacy.

Cost: costs vary by service, contact the clinic for information about what insurance plans are accepted

Who Is Eligible: must be at least 65 or a family caregiver of an older adult; UC Davis Health patients must be referred by a UC Davis Health physician or provider

Address: 3160 Folsom Blvd., Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: (916) 731-1831

Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/aging/clinic-location/healthy-aging-clinic.html

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This page was created by Catheryn Koss.