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UCLA Geriatric Patient Care

UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program is designed to help patients and their families with the complex medical, behavioral and social needs of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Our Dementia Care Manager is at the heart of our program and works with your primary care doctor to develop and implement a personalized care plan.

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program offers comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care. Basic services include:

  • A 90-minute in-person visit with our Dementia Care Manager
  • A personalized care plan developed with the referring physician
  • Follow-up phone calls or in-person visits to make sure the plan is implemented or modified as needed
  • 24/7, 365 day a year access for caregivers for assistance and advice in order to avoid Emergency Department visits and hospitalizations

All patients are monitored at least annually to ensure that ongoing and emerging needs are met.

In-person visits are covered by Medicare. Telephone calls and many other services (for example, support groups, educational programs, referrals to community-based organizations) are at no cost to you.

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program strives to help every patient maintain independence to the highest degree possible, with dignity. Interested in learning more? Please contact the Dementia Care Administrator at (310) 319-3222 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Watch Heartache & Hope: America's Alzheimer's Epidemic on UCTV

This three-part series reveals the heartache for those suffering from and coping with Alzheimer's disease and the hope offered by UCLA researchers leading the charge to slow its progress and, eventually, find a cure. The series also profiles a growing network of caregiver support groups established by Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan, and television personality Leeza Gibbons, who lost her mother to the disease.