The Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center provides a high level of expertise in multiple health care disciplines. In addition to providing advanced caregiver support, community education, and professional training, the Center has gained a strong reputation in the community for helping Californians with difficult-to-diagnose conditions. Early identification of cognitive decline and AD is important so that families can plan for the future, take advantage of available community services, and develop effective coping strategies. Our primary goal is to keep patients in the community and avoid or postpone institutionalization.
Additionally, our staff is available for consultation and support throughout the course of the illness. The availability of our ongoing crisis intervention services has played a significant role in helping many caregivers manage acute problems and may reduce reliance on California emergency services (911 phone calls, emergency room visits, etc.)