Alzheimer's San Diego

Brain Health for All

aka Alzheimer's San Diego   |   San Diego, CA   |  alzsd.org

Mission

Helping people impacted by dementia, fighting stigma, and supporting research.

Ruling year info

2016

President/CEO

Eugenia L. Welch

Main address

6632 Convoy Court

San Diego, CA 92111 USA

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EIN

47-5534541

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (G83)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Alzheimer's (H83)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Mission: Helping people impacted by dementia, fighting stigma, and supporting research. Alzheimer’s can feel like an impossible disease. But at Alzheimer’s San Diego, we know that people can still live well after a diagnosis. We recognize the dignity of every person living with dementia, and empower them to play an active role in planning their own future care. We see the heartache this disease inflicts on caregivers, and we’re here to give them the support and knowledge they need to become strong care partners – and to find joy in even the darkest moments. And we’re working to make Alzheimer’s a disease of the past, by connecting people to clinical trials and funding research for a cure.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

We offer a variety of classes and workshops to the community free of charge. Our programs focus on serving those with Alzheimer's, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, other brain disorders involving memory loss – and their caregivers. We also connect with professionals and those generally interested learning more about

Population(s) Served

Specially trained Companion Volunteers can provide companionship, socialization and supervision for the person with dementia, allowing family members the opportunity to take a much-needed break.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Learning to live well with dementia starts with empowering yourself with the right information, resources and connections. Take Charge helps people living with dementia and their care partners understand what to expect, how to plan for the future, and connect with others on the same journey.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Alzheimer’s San Diego hosts social activities designed for both the people living with dementia and their care partners! Social activities and outings help people stay active, explore the community and connect with others on the same journey.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Our support groups, led by trained facilitators, provide dementia caregivers with the opportunity to discuss challenges, share their feelings, and gain emotional support. Talking with people who are going through similar situations and who truly understand help them feel less alone as they confront the many challenges of caregiving. Our goal is to provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Our team of Clinical Care Coaches are social workers and dementia experts here to help those with Alzheimer's, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and other brain health disorders. We provide supportive counseling, connect families to trusted community resources, talk through difficult situations and work one-on-one to develop a personalized plan for the future. Call us at 858.492.4400

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

The first person to be cured of Alzheimer's will be someone in a clinical trial. We fund local drug discovery projects through our Collaboration4Cure (C4C) initiative. We also support research by connecting people with clinical trials happening in San Diego County.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

We provide free memory screenings every month. These appointments are a great tool for anyone who is worried about memory loss, or would like to establish a baseline to detect future changes. Give us a call to schedule your free screening at our Kearny Mesa office.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Coping with Caregiving is a 5-week series to support dementia care partners. Through a mix of practical strategies and support, caregivers get the tools they need to succeed.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

There are a record number of people in San Diego County living with dementia – and 1 out of 4 live alone. The VITALZ (Volunteers in Touch) program was specifically created to support this vulnerable population. Specially trained volunteers call those enrolled in the program every week. Phone calls can be purely social, but they can also provide reminders about things like upcoming appointments and food deliveries, or serve to identify a new need the person living with dementia may have. VITALZ can also serve as a safety net. When a person enrolls in this program, they will provide emergency contacts. If the person living with dementia does not answer a scheduled call after a few tries, the volunteer will then call the emergency contacts so they can check-in and see if the person is safe.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults
Seniors
Caregivers
Older adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alzheimer's San Diego

Board of directors
as of 3/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Derrick Walsh

Axos Bank

Ann Owens

Qualcomm

Marcea Lloyd

Amylin

Vince Kingsley

Torrey Pines Bank

Claudia Mazanec

Qualcomm, Retired

Bari Berkman

SAIC, Retired

Linda Cho

Stellar Care

Abraham Chyung

Scripps Medical Group, Inc.

Carlo Cecchetto

CBS News 8

Dani Dawson

California Western School of Law

Bill Gore

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Susan Guerra

Chesnut Properties

Herb Liberman

Business Consultant

Jill Mendlen

Lightbridge Hospice

Dennis Schoville

Attorney at Law, Retired

Bill Smith

Wells Fargo Wealth Advisors

Judy Wenker

Senior Nonprofit Activist

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data