The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Aging & Independence Services (AIS), and Outreach & Education staff in partnership with community partners, lead the charge to educate the public and provide comprehensive information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) to the community. The purpose of this group is to inform San Diegans of dementia and its impact and to raise awareness of community resources that can help. Countywide efforts include face-to-face presentations at numerous community venues; TV, print and social media campaigns; electronic announcements and newsletters; and the development and distribution of various online resources. Topics include the warning signs of dementia, early diagnosis of ADRD, specific supports for caregivers, and strategies for working with people living with dementia.
The shared commitment between AIS and community partners to increase public awareness of ADRD and its impact on communities has enabled the development of new efforts and the reach of new audiences. Activities include:
For more information about Public Awarness and Education, please contact Matthew Parcasio at Matthew.Parcasio@sdcounty.ca.gov or Carolyn Kendle at CarolynM.Kendle@sdcounty.ca.gov.