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I'm looking for some kind of drop-in program I can take an 80-year-old
woman who has mild dementia, and misses intellectual stimulation at
the residential care facility where she lives. Discussions of current
events, story telling, general conversation with peers, that sort of
thing. She went once to the "Brain Builders" class at the West
Oakland Senior Center, but most of the attendees were younger and it
was a bit fast-moving and too structured for her.
The Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay at 2320 Channing
Street, Berkeley, has an excellent day program. They also
have two support groups that meet weekly at the same time
for eight-week sessions with a two-week break: one for
caregivers and one for early stage AD people. I participate
in the caregivers support group. Their phone number is
510-644-2470; or email Geri Degen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this
The Adult Day Care Networks of both Alameda and Contra Costa
County are excellent resources for finding various programs in
the bay area. Adultdaycc.org (Contra Costa) and Adsnac.org
(Alameda). There are a range of programs that strive to meet the
needs of people with various levels of dementia. Each program
will have its own protocols and procedures for admittance and it
may take some time to sort out the appropriate program, but
speaking from experience (I coordinate an adult day program)
they can make a difference in both of lives of the person with
dementia and their caregivers. Feel free to email me for
further or if you would like to talk.
Until a couple of years ago, my husband went to a great
program run by Bay Area Community Services, located on
Martin Luther King. The staff was just terrific.
i stumbled upon LARC while attending an event at holy shepherd
church in orinda. LARC operates in a rec room on site. (note:
daycare is NOT religious at all, just happens to be at a church)
cost: $40.00 per 4 hr day
convenience: right off moraga way, less than 5 minutes from hwy
participants: small group setting, 12 max i think.
staff: did i mention, they were outstanding?
i could not have dreamt a better program for my mom. she LOVES
it. fun and dignity in spades!
Hello. Looking for recommendation for a senior day care center,
drop in or live in, that will cater to someone 80something
patient with dementia. Mobile but needs stimulation and to be
I heard a great segment on NPR a few months back about a movement in elder care
and nursing homes. It was a national show but they spent much time talking about the
Center for Elder Independence based in Oakland. After hearing the show, that is the
place I would want my mom or dad to be. http://cei.elders.org/
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