November NEWS  FROM  OPICA   

OPICA provides comprehensive, personalized services for adults challenged with memory loss, and for their families. We thank you for sharing this news with others.
80-year-old man lands record deal ... Did I mention that he has Alzheimer's?

Ted McDermott was discovered by Decca Records when a shocking video of him singing in a car went viral. His story and video are HERE
Sunday , November 6th

In partnership with Alzheimer's of Greater Los Angeles, 50% of all donations made on our Team page will be shared with OPICA.  Click HERE  to register! 
Happiness Is a State of Mind

The challenges of caring for someone with memory loss are constant, often depleting much of our energy.  With the right focus we can replenish our energy, elevate our joy, and grow our happiness... learn more HERE
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

OPICA is proud to provide the opportunity to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).

This 8-hour workshop for health care professionals is the required seminar for CDP┬« certification. Please visit the NCCDP website at to learn more about the process or feel welcome to join us just for the education.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00am - 5:30pm

OPICA Adult Day Program & Counseling Center
11759 Missouri Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

To learn more about this workshop click HERE
Why I Chose Dementia Care For My Clinical Training Site

I was encouraged to apply to OPICA by a friend who thought it would be a good fit for me, they were right. I really love working creatively in a population I can be creative in and help great people.

My Favorite Part of Working with the Team at OPICA

I love how much fun it is. I'm always happy and always having a good time here. It's amazing to help with such a loving and supportive program.
Preparing For The Future After Dementia Diagnosis

We all hope that we'll be fortunate enough to avoid incapacitation as we age , but this vulnerability is inevitable for most people with dementia. A solid financial and legal s trategy
should be top of mind after an Alzheimer's diagnosis. Learn how to plan HERE.

Congratulations to Anne Basting for being named a MacArthur 'Genius'

We salute Anne for being named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, she is one of 23 to recieve the MacArthur Foundation's highest honor... 
click HERE to KNOW MORE. 
5 iPad Apps for People with Dementia

People with dementia can often make great use of touchscreen devices like iPads. Many "Apps" for these devices involve interactions that engage, elevate joy, and support memory. We thought it would be helpful to introduce you to a few...  click  HERE  to read more.

Notecards Featuring Original Art by OPICA Members

We are proud to introduce our newly designed note cards featuring artwork created by OPICA Members. Support OPICA with a gift of $25
to be awarded this
set of four beautiful cards, click HERE  to learn more.