The Alzheimer’s Project
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established the Alzheimer’s Project in 2014 to address the needs of more than 62,000 San Diegans and their caregivers. With Alzheimer’s disease being the third leading cause of death in the area, the project brought together the county Board of Supervisors, mayor of San Diego, Alzheimer’s San Diego (formerly Alzheimer’s Association), a local philanthropist, community organizations and noted researchers and local physicians from the community – all focused on reaching goals in six major areas, including Care (improving services for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers), Clinical (developing screening, diagnostic and disease management standards), and Cure (finding effective treatment options, building education/awareness and identifying legislative and funding strategies to address the disease) strategies.
- Carol Castillon, Deputy Director of Departmental Operations, Aging and Independence Services, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency
- Mark Sellers, Assistant Director, Aging and Independence Services, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency