Alzheimer's Association

Michelle Quiroga-Diaz, LCSW
Associate Director of Programs

Alzheimer's Association
California Southland Chapter
16600 Sherman Way, Suite 276
Van Nuys, CA 91406
24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900
Office: 818.875.9928


818.446.1687Email Michelle

Mission statement:
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

The Alzheimer’s Association is America’s leading non-governmental provider of support and education for Alzheimer’s patients, families and healthcare professionals. We also advocate for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s and accelerate research across the globe.

Michelle Quiroga-Diaz is an Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association Southland Chapter. She and her team provide vital support services to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Michelle has an array of experience across multiple areas such as program administration, case management, advocacy, long term services and supports for frail and elderly populations.

Michelle holds an undergraduate degree in Gerontology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


  1. 24/7 Helpline for information, referrals & emotional support. Talk with a caring professional about your questions and concerns anytime, day or night, with help available in over 170 languages at 800.272.3900.
  2. Education programs for people with memory concerns, family caregivers, friends, the public, and professionals. Topics include: brain heath, communication strategies, responding to behaviors, legal & financial planning, and more.
  3. Support Groups for families dealing with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Connect with others, share information and learn skills to solve problems. Care Consultation with our clinical staff for assessment & planning around issues such as safety, future care, and management of challenging situations.
  4. Online Tools accessible through our award-winning website, which offers reliable information and resources on a wide range of dementia and care topics.
  5. Information and fact sheets translated in several languages, including: Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  6. MedicAlert + Safe Return®: a national registry and identification bracelet for persons with memory loss and their families.
  7. TrialMatch®: a free matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, and healthy volunteers to current clinical studies.


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