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Re-grouping after loss

Our support group has been a source of comfort, education, escape, connection and purpose. After the passing of her husband, one of the members speculated that she didn't know who she was anymore. "I'm not a caregiver, an advocate or a wife. I've lost my identity. Where do I go to find me again at this stage of life?"

CTE vs. Alzheimer’s: What’s the difference?

This month, we celebrated the Super Bowl and saw a lovely commercial from Google about memory loss. But there is a trend being carefully examined that puts the NFL in the hot seat. It is responsible for over 200 cases reported in tackle football affecting many retired NFL players, including Aaron Hernandez and San Diego’s own Junior Seau. 

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Connecting without words

Allison is one of our incredible ALZ Companion interns. Each week, she spends four hours with Kira, who is living with dementia, so that Kira's family can take a break from caregiving. Keep reading to find out the important lesson Allison has learned since becoming an ALZ Companion.

The danger of “staying the course”

As a social worker at Alzheimer’s San Diego, I have the privilege of helping families impacted by dementia. I am deeply affected by their stories, battles, and triumphs far beyond my working hours. I was recently listening to a podcast called “Cautionary Tales” and was struck by how the lessons of a historic shipwreck could apply to everyday life – and even dementia care.

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More than 84,000 people in San Diego County have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. We’re here to help, and so can you.

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