This past Thursday, more than 30 people living with dementia and their care partners joined us at a Social Outing to Butterfly Farms in Encinitas. Soothing wind chimes filled the air as we walked through blooming flowers and explored the home of these beautiful butterflies.
More than 450 people gathered at Irwin M. Jacobs Hall at Qualcomm on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to learn about the latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research. They left full of knowledge – and hope.
Within a very few short weeks of starting work as an activity assistant, I had made two important conclusions. The first was that I had fallen in love with these people. Yes, love. My second conclusion was that I had found my career – the place where I belonged – working with people with dementia.
When Mina Nilchian was looking for work, she wanted to find an organization she felt was making an impact. And after having lost a grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease, she found her home and purpose at Alzheimer’s San Diego.
Meet SunKnee – this year's Walk4ALZ Mascot! SunKnee is a 7-year-old Bichon Poodle mix. His loving dog mama, Angela, has worked full-time as a caregiver since 1997.
Every Walk4ALZ team captain has a reason why they walk. For Randi Kolender, the reason is the person who raised her — her father, Bill Kolender, former San Diego Police Chief and Sheriff. Bill passed away about three years ago after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. However, his legacy still lives on today, as Randi and her team honor his life by supporting this cause.
Get an inside look into a local Alzheimer's research study in Part 2 of this three-part series.
Humor is so important and helps the day go by quickly and lightens our load! Anxiety and depression are symptoms of 59% of unpaid dementia caregivers, and this statistic needs to decrease.