Some helpful resources
Area Agency on Aging Office, Los Angeles County, (800) 510-2020. The agency has a hotline and can make referrals.
Council on Aging, Orange County, (714) 479-0107, http://www.coaoc.org/html/welcome.htm . The council also can make referrals.
National Alliance of Mentally Ill, (800) 950-6264, http://www.nami.org
National Institute of Mental Health, (866) 615-6464, http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Other places to seek advice:
A family doctor or nurse, a hospital social worker, the Alzheimer's Assn., senior centers, adult day-care centers, hospice services. Also, neighbors or relatives who have similar circumstances may have recommendations.
— Rosemary McClure