About the Orange County Alzheimer’s Association

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A doctorate of psychology holder from the Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Anaheim, Dr. Miriam Galindo resides in Irvine, California. Alongside her lifetime career as a psychologist and social worker, Dr. Miriam Galindo is passionate about dementia awareness and is an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County chapter.

Under the auspices of the national Alzheimer’s Association, the Orange County chapter attends to part of the over 690,000 Alzheimer patients and 1.12 million caregivers in California. The primary objective is to provide a central avenue for sharing and accessing knowledge about the condition, support for patients and caregivers, advocating for their rights, and promoting research on care, management and hopefully, a cure.

Volunteers form a critical cog in the Orange County chapter initiatives. You can opt to volunteer as a community outreach member (especially if you are bilingual due to the high Spanish populace), support group co-facilitator, advocate, or participate in the awareness programs. This includes The Longest Day, where anyone globally takes part in any activity to support the cause and raise funds every summer. Another prominent event is the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where, in 600 communities worldwide, volunteers take part in different walking events to raise funds and awareness on Alzheimer’s.

The Healthy Aging Center ACACIA Helps People with Dementia

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A graduate of California State University, Miriam Galindo holds a master of arts in social work in addition to a doctor of psychology and a BA. Miriam Galindo is an experienced psychologist overseeing clients in family court services and for family therapy. She is also a member of Alzheimer’s Orange County.

Alzheimer’s Orange County is a non-profit organization that aims to help people in Orange County that deal with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The organization offers a wide range of services such as consultations, education, and programs and events that can help people and their families. It also provides solutions such as the Healthy Aging Center ACACIA, which is a community-based service that serves people with dementia with daytime assistance and fulfills both their social and medical needs.

Even though the center was closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and coronavirus, it reopened again in 2021 and provides an adult day program that includes transportation, breakfast, therapeutic activities and many others. The health and social support offered at the center enable people to live at home instead of at nursing facilities for their benefit and improved quality of life.