If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.
There are people who understand what you are going through, and help is available. There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead.
Local Programs for People with Dementia:
Family and Individual Care Consultation
Individualized assistance, problem solving and identification of resources are available to people with memory loss and their family and professional care partners. Learn more
For persons with memory loss, their families and friends, there are classes and webinars to help you understand memory loss, develop a partnership with your doctor and learn skills to make legal and financial plans. Learn more
Support Groups and Memory Club
Support groups are a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. In some areas, specially designed Memory Clubs are available for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early dementia and their care partners. Learn more
Mentoring is available to those with MCI or early dementia seeking the opportunity to be a mentor to persons newly diagnosed who have contacted the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline or who have participated in an Association-affiliated early dementia program. As a Mentor, your role will be to call and connect with people and invite them to join the Memory Meetup online and in-person social gatherings.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Mentor, contact Debbie Richman, Vice President of Education and Outreach:
By phone: 952.857.0551
By email: email@example.com
Taking Action Workbook Taking Action Workbook (PDF) Living Well Workbook Living Well Workbook (PDF)
This helpful guide is designed to help people with early dementia and their caregivers navigate the changes a new diagnosis brings. Taking Action addresses common concerns, provides practical tips and steps to take after diagnosis, and offers perspectives of people living with memory loss. Topics include: Understanding Memory Loss, Telling Others about the Diagnosis, Daily Strategies for Living with Memory Loss, Legal and Financial Issues, and more.
This workbook presents brain wellness strategies and the evidence behind them. Each chapter includes information about a specific strategy, its benefits, perspectives of people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early dementia, ideas that you can try, and a place for you to build your own living well plan. Topics include: Exercise, Nutrition, Brain Exercise, Stress Reduction, and more.
Taking Action Workbook
Taking Action Workbook (PDF)
Living Well Workbook
Living Well Workbook (PDF)