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    Dementia Symptoms & Caregiver Strategies: Caregiving Resource List

    General Caregiving Information

    • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) - In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a statewide publicly funded program providing personal assistance services to low-income people with chronic and disabling conditions who need such assistance to remain safely in their homes.
      Contact Information: (415) 355-6700 (SF only), (SF only), (all CA counties)
    • Newlifestyles - Magazine and website that provides information on many of the home health care and residential care options in a geographic area.
      Contact Information:

    Bay Area Based Home Care Agencies

    Companionship and Activities
    • San Francisco Senior Centers - Provides social activities and lunch, case management and legal aide.
      Contact Information: (415) 775-1866,
    • Swindel’s - Adult Day Health Center with a variety of activities in very pleasant environment. Serves clients with a wide range of cognitive impairment.
      Contact Information: (415) 600-2690,
    • Engage As You Age - Matches senior’s interests with a volunteer, often a retired professional in those areas of interest (golf, learning the iPad, music, history, politics, art, etc.)
      Contact Information: (415) 690-6944,
    • Institute on Aging - Comprehensive psychosocial support including Ruth Ann Rosenberg Adult Day Health program. Located in San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara and San Mateo
      Contact Information: (415) 750-4111,
    • Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning - Series of lectures often provided by retired experts.
      Contact Information: (415) 422-6805,

    Cognitive Impairment can have many causes. The patient’s doctor should be consulted to determine a specific diagnosis and treatment options. But whatever the cause, the symptoms are often alike, and the Caregiver Strategies are often similar.

    The information in the resources listed above was compiled by the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center through clinical experience and commonly available published materials. For information on additional Caregiver Strategies, go to: