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Shiley-Marcos ADRC Activity Intervention Programs

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC team recognizes that coping with the changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is an ongoing process that impacts the lives of the diagnosed inpiduals, their family members, and their relationships in the community. Adequate education about the disease process and sufficient knowledge of the multifaceted resources available to individuals and their family members is paramount to successful coping.

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC offers the community an opportunity to be involved in a variety of Quality of Life programs (QOL) organized through our research center and partnering agencies. All programs are free-of-charge. Click on the links below for more information about each program.

*During COVID-19, our support groups are offered via Zoom and can be accessed by computer or phone. Please download the Virtual QOL programs flyer for days and times. Contact Tracey Truscott, LCSW to join.

Activity Intervention Programs

QOL Program & Flyer​​Information
​More Information

Memories at the Museums

​Monthly docent-led tours of four Balboa Park Art Museums for persons with mild-to-moderate dementia and an accompanying caregiver or friend.
Virtual tours will be offered on the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3 pm.

Register for the VIRTUAL tour

View the flyer for the VIRTUAL program

Read a San Diego Union Tribune article about the program

Recuerdos en el museo virtual 

Guías capacitados ofrecen recorridos virtuales e interactivos a participantes con trastornos de la memoria y a sus cuidadores. 

Se requiere inscripción previa en eventbrite.

Llame al (858) 822-4800 para más información. 

My Life through the Lens

​This four-session photo-taking, the album-making workshop developed by the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is offered a few times/year to participants with Alzheimer's or a related disorder and an accompanying family member or friend. 
​Also offered in Spanish.

Musical Biographies

​In this 6-session multisensorial workshop, participants will create an inpidualized music playlist, recount the memories it inspires, and create a memory book. This program is offered through a partnership between Villa Musica and the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Watch a video about Musical Biographies

Read a San Diego Union Tribune article about the program