At the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center and other locations in Northern California, we offer a wealth of educational and support programs that can help patients and families who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Care Navigation Support
Finding your way through the many healthcare services and other resources your family might need after a diagnosis of dementia can be complex and time consuming. Our care navigation team offers support services including:
- Case Management — A case manager can help you find resources such as community programs, adult day programs, residential facilities, exercise groups and other therapeutic programs. The case manager can also refer you to financial and legal services that can help you make plans for long-term care, financial issues and more.
- Patient Advocacy — A care navigation staff member can help you interact with your insurance company and other health-related vendors, to ensure that you or your loved one receives appropriate care.
- Emotional Support — Adjusting to cognitive changes can cause anxiety and stress for everyone. We offer emotional support for patients and their loved ones over the phone or in person.
Brain Health Classes and Support Groups
The Ray Dolby Brain Health Center offers classes and ongoing support groups for patients, family members and caregivers dealing with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other cause of dementia. Several classes and support groups are offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support, education and research.
In some locations, Sutter care centers also have daytime healthcare programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and others forms of dementia. These programs provide therapeutic activities, assistance with personal care, nursing care, physical, and occupational and speech therapies.
Education for the Community, Professionals and Students
At the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC, we value education and strive to provide quality education for community members, professionals and students.
- We participate in symposiums and conferences that are open to the public and are a good source of information about healthy aging for all interested community members.
- A core component of our educational mission is to offer training opportunities for students, ranging from rotating medical residents to a neuropsychology training program for students of all levels.