Our mission is to provide high-quality adult day care and support services to families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment diseases. We do this by providing quality adult day care programs, family support, case management, crisis intervention, family and community education, advocacy, information and referrals.



Our legacy begins with our founders, Dr. George G. Glenner and his wife Joy. Dr. Glenner, was a physician and Alzheimer’s researcher at the UCSD School of Medicine and worked tirelessly to better understand the pathology of the disease. He became world-renowned for his research and identification of the beta-amyloid protein. This protein is considered the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and has allowed researchers to make valuable inroads.

While his discoveries and explorations helped to advance our knowledge, the concern for the families affected by Alzheimer’s provided the poignant foundation for our centers. The Glenners were very concerned with the enormous stress the disease puts on caregivers. They saw the day-to-day struggles of families desperate for help.

In fact, the organization was born out of a heartfelt response made by the Glenners after receiving a late night call from a family caregiver struggling with his wife’s dementia. The pressures of caregiving had taken an emotional toll and this family caregiver wanted to end his wife’s life as well as his own. It was this experience that moved the Glenners to establish services for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and their passion and determination to help these families is what defines us today.

Support Staff Member

Fernando Moscoso

Support Staff Member

Amber Avery-Lewallen

Programs and Services Support Specialist
Support Staff Member

Uriel Pérez

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Support Staff Member

Mindy Baker, Ph.D.

Director of Education


Marge Galante, R.N., B.S.N

Dir. of Nursing & Hillcrest Program Director

Sheila Argeanton, BS

Encinitas Program Director

Bernice Molina, M.S.W

Chula Vista Program Director



George G. Glenner, M.D. (1927-1995)
Joy Glenner

Board of Directors


David Wallace, Chair
Joseph Aquilina, MD, MBA, Treasurer
Linda Jahnke, Secretary
Eric Benink, Esq, Vice Chair


John Cihomsky
DAwn Egan
K. Jill Osmars, Esq.
Howard Smith

Advisory Committee

Amy Abrams, MSW, MPH, CMC
Dominick Addario, M.D.
Diane D. Beach, Ed.D
Ruth Covell, M.D.
Mario Garrett, Ph.D.
Kenneth Khoury, M.D.
Neil Levine, M.D.
Hoang Nguyen, M.D.
Michael Rafii, M.D., Ph.D.
Jairo Romero, M.D.
Daniel D. Sewell, M.D.
Mark H. Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D.
Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D
Peter J. Whitehouse, M.D., Ph.D.