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Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders Advisory Committee

Committee Information

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee was established within the California Health and Human Services Agency in 1988 to provide ongoing advice and assistance on program needs and priorities of persons impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders. The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Committee members represent consumers, family members, providers and advocates. Members of the Committee serve on a volunteer basis without compensation.

The Committee has finalized two fact sheets on dementia and mental health: the Provider Guidance and the Consumer Guidance fact sheets. Please feel free to distribute these fact sheets.

In November 2020, the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention, Preparedness & Path Forward (Task Force on Alzheimer’s) submitted its report, Our Path Forward, with 10 recommendations to the Governor. This report addresses ways that California can prevent and prepare for the rise in the number of cases of Alzheimer’s Disease and forge a bold path forward for an aging state and its families.  Previously, in In 2011, the California Health and Human Services Agency, in partnership with external stakeholders, released the 10-year California State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease, which provides a set of goals, recommendations and strategies to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health and to improve care and support for all who are affected.

Committee Information

Committee vacancies are posted here:

There are no vacancies on the Advisory Committee.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Johnston at

Committee Meeting Information


The Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Advisory Committee holds quarterly meetings, which are open to the public. Individuals are welcome to attend in person (Sacramento) or join via Zoom.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting is available and closed captioning is provided via the ZOOM webinar. Meeting agendas will be posted in advance of each meeting. Slide presentations, meeting transcripts, video recordings, and any other materials will be posted to this page following the meeting.

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Materials:

February 1, 2024, 10am – 2pm

May 9, 2024, 10am – 2pm

August 1, 2024, 10am – 2pm

November 7, 2024, 10am – 2pm

Meetings will be hybrid, with an in-person option and availability to participate via Zoom.

December 8, 2022, 10am – 2pm (held via Zoom)

September 8, 2022, 10am – 1pm

March 10, 2022

April 11, 2022

June 9, 2022

December 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

June 10, 2021

March 11, 2021

December 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

June 25, 2020

December 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

June 27, 2019

March 21, 2019

December 19, 2018

September 26, 2018

June 27, 2018

March 21, 2018

December 20, 2017

September 20, 2017

June 21, 2017

March 22, 2017