UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
Our Dementia Care Specialists work closely with referring providers to create customized care plans for patients and families living with dementia.
The UCLA Health Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program (ADC Program) provides support for patients who have already received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Our Dementia Care Specialists are nurse practitioners trained to provide comprehensive and collaborative dementia care within the UCLA healthcare system and the local community.
Highlights of our program include:
Comprehensive dementia care: When patients first establish care with the ADC Program, their Dementia Care Specialist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation. Each patient and family are given a personalized care plan, including recommendations for their medical, behavioral, and social needs. Care plans are modified over time to meet the evolving needs of our patients.
24/7 access: For established patients and families, we provide 24/7 telephone access to a provider. This benefit helps reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations while providing extra support and guidance.
Caregiver Resources: We offer extensive caregiver education and support, both within the UCLA healthcare system and partnered with local community-based organizations.