“The support group was an opportunity to meet with others and allowed us to discuss our concerns and experiences as we work through the Alzheimer’s issues, ” says Daniel, a Project ESTEEM member with early-stage dementia. “We met many very nice people and felt that we all benefited from knowing each other and sharing our own interests and needs.”
Who May Participate?
People with mild memory loss who:
Are aware of their diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia
Are able to participate in small group discussions
Can commit to attendance for seven sessions
Are willing to talk with an Alzheimer's Association staff member for screening
Are interested in talking about how to live with memory loss
Purposes of Project ESTEEM:Learn what to expect and how to cope
Meet people with common experiences
Explore new ways for family members or friends to offer support
Find laughter again!
Details:Offered in the Spring and Fall
Eight meetings in each session
Spring session meets in the evening
Fall sessions meet in the daytime
Meets at, or near, the Alzheimer's Association Chapter office in St. Louis, Mo.
People with memory loss and family members meet in separate groups
Skilled, well-trained staff members and volunteers facilitate the groups
Participation is free, but contributions are greatly appreciated and allow us to continue to serve families and search for a cure.
Transportation must be provided by a family member.
Project ESTEEM is offered twice a year.
For information on how you can enroll in Project ESTEEM, call 800.272.3900.