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Welcome to the UCLA Improving Caregiving for Dementia (ICareD)Program

According to the World Health Organization (2016), there are 47.5 million people living with dementia worldwide, a number that is expected to increase exponentially in the next several decades. Caregivers for persons with dementia often lack training and support, and are prone to experiencing caregiver stress and burnout. Through the support of the Archstone Foundation, the UCLA Division of Geriatrics created a new model of improved training and support for caregivers of persons with dementia, developed in conjunction with the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) program. Through the education and training of caregivers, the program sorts caregivers into individually tailored training paths that include one or more components depending upon the caregivers' needs.

I-CareD Components
Tailored Multi-component Caregiver Training


Caregiver Bootcamp


Caregiver 101 Series


ICareD Updates
Caregiver Bootcamp Now Offered in Spanish

The UCLA I-CareD Caregiver Bootcamp is now available in Spanish! With the help of Dra. Paola Suarez PhD (UCLA Semel… Read More

Caregiver Bootcamp Featured in the News

WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported April 10 on The UCLA Improving Caregiving for Dementia (I-CareD) Caregiver “Bootcamp,” an immersive and interactive one-day… Read More

Caregiver Bootcamp: April 29, 2017

Our next caregiver bootcamp will take place on April 29, 2017. You can learn more about the event on our… Read More

The Team
Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH
Dr. Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH

Program Director

Paul Camarena

Project Coordinator

Matt Long
Matt Long

Website Administrator