Welcome San Diego South Advisory Board

CaCPCA State Care Planning Council is a single source of community care providers and advisers who help the public deal with eldercare needs. State councils provide a platform for local groups of providers and advisors to offer the following services:

  • Educate the public on how to plan for long term care
  • Provide a local source of 15 to 20 different eldercare services through one single state contact
  • Promote a recognized name offering reliable services

State Council Advisory Boards provide oversight and management of State Care Planning Council members in selected geographic areas. Each Board represents a spectrum of eldercare advisors or providers who are experts in their particular area of service. A Board is composed of companies or individuals representing anywhere from 8 to 20 specific areas of eldercare services. The number of specialties on an Advisory Board is dictated by the needs of the community in the geographic area the Advisory Board serves.

Each Advisory Board is supervised by an Advisory Board Director. Directors are chosen based on their experience and their desire to serve the community. Directors coordinate the activities of Board Members and other members of the State Care Planning Council in their service area.

monthly Planning For Eldercare Article

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

February 6, 2015

Understanding the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia can be confusing. The terms and definitions of these conditions are frequently thought to be interchangeable as patients, families and caregivers come to believe that one simply means the other. Doctors and other healthcare professionals have even been known to contribute to this confusion as they tend to prefer using the word "dementia" when "Alzheimer's Disease" (AD) is the appropriate diagnosis. "Dementia" simply sounds less frightening.

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), "Dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities and Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

In other words, Alzheimer's is a specific brain disease.  It progressively destroys brain cells causing serious issues with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer's disease is particularly common in aging people and is the most common cause of dementia.

On the other hand, when an individual has dementia they are dealing with a set of unhealthy symptoms that affect the brain. It is often difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing dementia beyond old age and frailty. This is similar to a headache. There is an obvious "ache" yet it is not instantly understood what is causing it.

Examining dementia and Alzheimer's disease separately can help breakdown the differences.

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Contact Amos Johnson

Amos Johnson
Area Director & Asset Preservation Specialist

Phone: (619) 420-2460

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins
Preferred Cremation and Burial

Toll Free: (619) 584-7000

Mark Jenkins

Susan Holts
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Phone: (619) 840-8383

Bill Mathis

Bill Mathis
Always Best Care Senior Services

Phone: (619) 757-1114

Reverse Mortgage Services

John Correll
Golden Equity Mortgage
Reverse Mortgages
NMLS/CA-DBO #1004396

Phone: (619) 294-9820

Kandis Munro

Kandis Munro - Volunteer Veteran Advocate
U.S. Senior Vets

Phone: (619) 895-2567

Fay & Lawler, Attorneys at Law

Thomas C. Lawler
Fay & Lawler, Attorneys at Law

Phone: (619) 858-1800

Jane Hautman

Jane Hautman
Home Downsizing Professionals

Phone: (619) 823-8762

Household Guardians

Fritzi Gros-Daillon
Household Guardians

Toll Free: (800) 984-1186

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eldercare workshops

The council offers eldercare workshops for businesses and organizations. These workshops cover various eldercare services and can be tailored to meet your needs, from a 20 minute lunch meeting to a one hour seminar.

Below is a list of our workshops. Click on the title of your choice for a preview. If you would like to schedule a workshop presentation contact us at:

Phone: (619) 420-2460

About the State Care Planning Council
Home Health Care and Hospice Services
Non-Medical Home Care Services
Home Maintenance Handicap Remodeling
Elder Law and Medicaid Advice
Seniors Relocation & Downsizing Services
Care Management Services
Long Term Care Benefits for Veterans
Financial Planning For Long Term Care
Understanding Reverse Mortgages
Understanding the Need for Estate Planning
Understanding Geriatric Medical Care