If you are in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia or if you are experiencing changes in your memory, this section is for you.
The first thing you should know: You are not alone.
There is help and support available. The Alzheimer’s Association stands ready to help you and your family as a trusted resource for ongoing information and support.
In this section, you will find tips and resources to increase your knowledge, allow you to remain active, and help you cope. More importantly, you will find the inspiration to make your years ahead the best they can be.
Today is a great opportunity for you to get involved in an Early Stage Memory Loss Program!
Education Program: 3 Hour Early Stage Memory Loss Seminar
This seminar provides information specifically for persons experiencing memory loss. A family member/support person is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Topics covered include: medical causes and treatments, future planning, and communication strategies.
Support Groups: Memory loss support groups are regularly scheduled meetings designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for people with memory loss. Gain knowledge about dementia, discover that you are not alone, and know that the group will respect your confidentiality.
Peer-to-Peer Outreach Program: This program connects newly diagnosed individuals with others living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Speak candidly and confidentially, over the phone, with a person who understands what you’re going through.
Walking Group/ Hiking Program: These social engagement programs offer individuals experiencing mild memory loss an opportunity for regular exercise and a space to build relationships.
Annual Early Stage Memory Loss Forum: The Forum is a day of education, inspiration and resource sharing for those living with mild memory loss and their support person(s).
Get involved as a volunteer or advocate.
-Help us build awareness and raise funds in support of our mission.
-Participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Be proactive and learn more about research opportunities.
Visit the Early Stage Memory Loss calendar to find programs and services near you or contact Katherine Painter, Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator, at 206.529.3868, 1.800.848.7097, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you need someone to talk with, call our 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900.