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"We are the new faces of Alzheimer's, and we're choosing to make a difference."         - Dick, living with Alzheimer's

If you have Alzheimer’s disease, a related dementia or mild cognitive impairment, it’s important to understand that your life is not over. Living with Alzheimer’s does mean dealing with some life changes sooner than you may have anticipated. However, you can live a meaningful and productive life by taking care of your physical and emotional health, by engaging in activities you enjoy, and by spending time with family and friends.

Here you’ll find a variety of programs and resources for people living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early dementia. As you prepare for the future and connect with your community, we hope you will find the inspiration to make your years ahead the best that they can be.


Seven Steps You Can Take Today

Learn seven important steps you can take right now to improve your quality of life and plan for your future.


Family and Individual Care Consultation

We offer individualized assistance, problem solving and identification of resources are available to persons with memory loss and their family and professional care partners.
Available in: Minnesota and North Dakota


Programs

Some programs and opportunities are offered in specific communities. Find out what's available in your area.


Education Programs

For persons with memory loss, their families and friends, we offer classes and webinars to help you understand your memory loss, develop a partnership with your doctor, and learn skills to make legal and financial plans.
Available in: Minnesota and North Dakota



Two FREE companion workbooks are available for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.


Taking Action Workbook (PDF)

This helpful guide is designed to help you and those close to you 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.


Living Well Workbook (PDF)

Living Well workbookThe Living Well 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 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. Printing and distribution underwritten in part by the Doug Jones Family Foundation Endowment Fund.

 

 

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