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:
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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