Additional Resources and Services
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The U.S. Congress created the in 1990 to compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The Center provides comprehensive AD information that has been researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientist and health communicators for accuracy and integrity (see listing below).
California Department of Aging
The California Department of Aging administers a broad range of home and community-based services throughout California, working primarily with the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) who serve seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers.
Area Agencies on Aging
The AAA provides subcontracted services to persons aged 60 and older though grants from the Federal Administration on Aging, State of California, and the County of Alameda. These services include:
- Adult Day Care
- Alzheimer's Services (Day Care and Respite)
- Case Management (Social Worker)
- Elder Abuse Prevention, Money Management
- Food Services (Brown Bag, congregate meals, as well as home delivered)
- Friendly Visitor/Telephone Reassurance
- Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Services (HICAP)
- In Home Services
- Legal Services
- Ombudsman Services (for those in long term care facilities)
- Respite Services (short-term)
- Senior Center Services
- Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent Services
For additional information and current publications, contact the National Institute of Aging.