The devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to escalate as the region’s elderly population surges. In 2014 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors established The Alzheimer’s Project, an unprecedented regional initiative to address the toll of the disease on families, communities and our health care systems.
The Alzheimer’s Project has brought together an unparalleled team of experts and decision-makers. This team includes local leaders in the fields of health care, research, caregiving, law enforcement and County and City government. Also involved are San Diego philanthropists and representatives of private residential and home care providers and community organizations serving caregivers and older adults.
Project leaders are taking action against the disease on four fronts:
The search for a cure, clinical diagnosis, improving the system of care
through caregiver support and public awareness and education.