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Dementia Care

Dementia Care Resources

Kaiser Permanente in the East Bay provides the following resources to support you as a Dementia patient, and/or a Dementia Care provider.

  • Through our partnership with Alzheimer’s Association, there are classes to provide the information that you may need. Please call Health Education (510-752-6150) to sign up for classes listed below.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (single session)
In this class, we discuss causes of dementia. This includes strokes, tumors, and Alzheimer’s disease. We discuss memory loss, forgetfulness, and how dementia is diagnosed. We also look at treatment options.

Effective Communication Strategies (single session)
This class is for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We will explain changes in the ability to communicate during each stage of the illness. We will also discuss ways to connect and respond that will make life easier for both of you.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (single session)
People with dementia often develop new behaviors. They may wander, do things repeatedly, or insist on unusual routines or activities. In this class, you will learn more about what underlies these behaviors. We will discuss supportive ways to change the person’s environment and set up daily routines to make these behaviors less of a problem.

We also have support groups facilitated by our social worker for caregivers.