Department of Aging/Health and Human Services

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Links to department of aging by state.

California Department of Aging

Memory Care

Special information and services for Memory Impaired Individuals and those who care for them.


What is Dementia?

What is Alzheimer's?

What is Parkinson’s

10 Signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's


Caring for a loved one can be rewarding and difficult. The are many wonderful resources have been created to help enhance the lives of caregiver and those they care for. These links are some of these many resources.

The Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent resource for those caring for loved ones who are memory impaired. Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources to those who are diagnosed with memory impairment and the research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Planning and making decisions in advance is important. Having your wishes documented and understood so when the time comes your loved ones will not be left to decide during a difficult time.

Advanced directives, along with other documents such as the POLST are designed to have your wishes for certain life sustaining procedures understood in the event you are unable to communicate such wishes. Most health professionals will ask you to complete one especially if you are facing an illness or other live altering medical issues.

Professional Help

Always verify you are working with a person or a business who is qualified and licensed to help you with your specific needs. The links below are public directories that may help you begin your search for professional help. As a best practice we recommend asking for references when choosing professional help.

  • Department of Consumer Affairs Search
    Department of Consumer Affairs Search is a tool to help you find and identify licensed help for anything from Doctors to Contractors, Accountants to Mechanics, any person or Business Licensed by The Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Professional Fiduciary Association of California
    The role of a professional includes many different services such as: Trustee, Guardian, Estate Executor, Money Management, Healthcare Representation, Conservator as well as other special roles. A Fiduciary is licensed by the state, be sure to make sure the fiduciary you choose has a license in good standing.
  • State Bar of California Attorney Search
    Having an attorney that understand the needs of older adults is key in having proper representation and sound legal advice. The California Bar Association Search will help you identify an attorney who is a “certified specialist” in the areas that affect older adults such as Elder Law & Estate Planning, Trust and Probate.