Diseases & Disease Research
Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is a voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments, and eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. The San Diego/Imperial chapter strives to enhance care and support for all those affected and caregivers in our community coping with Alzheimer’s disease by providing a broad range of programs and services throughout San Diego and Imperial counties. We provide reliable information and care consultation, create supportive services for families, increase funding for dementia research, and influence public policy changes.
The San Diego/Imperial Chapter was founded in 1980 by a small group of dedicated volunteers who had established the first support group meetings in San Diego County. Anna Tucker started the first support group in Pacific Beach in April 1980, about the same time that Luna Odland started a group in Escondido. Both were caregivers for their husbands. We now sponsor 35 support groups including groups for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. To Learn how you can volunteer click here.Visit the "Alzheimer’s Association" website