Healthy Brain Initiative

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Alzheimer's in Shasta County

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disease and is the most common type of dementia. It damages parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Symptoms worsen with time and can affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging.

For more information on the disease and symptoms, please visit: What is Alzheimer's Disease? | CDC


The California Healthy Brain Initiative

Through California Healthy Brain Initiative funding, Shasta County is addressing the high rate of Alzheimer’s and dementia in our community. The initiative promotes brain health through awareness and educational campaigns, and addresses the needs of caregivers through local partnerships.

For more information about the initiative and Road Map series, visit: Healthy Brain Initiative, State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map (


* This content is supported by the California Department of Public Health Alzheimer’s Disease Program’s California Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia. Funding is provided by the 2019 California Budget Act one-time General Fund expenditure authority over three State Fiscal Years from 2019 to 2022.

For further information please contact:
Sydney Stinger, Healthy Brain Initiative Coordinator 
(530) 229-8415