Living with Alzheimer's/Dementia (Early Stage education series)
Early Stage Support Group (monthly support group)
PLEASE NOTE: Registered participants will be notified by telephone if a program is canceled due to inclement weather or other factors. Unless otherwise notified, participants can assume that all programs will proceed as scheduled.
This is a three-part series of sessions designed for the person who is mildly cognitively impaired, due to Alzheimer's or other dementia, and a family member. The sessions are educational and supportive, addressing the clinical aspects of the disease, the impact of the diagnosis on self and family members, changes in communication and behaviors, and coping strategies. The sessions are facilitated by professionals knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s disease and family dynamics.
Participants need to be aware of their illness and be willing to discuss changes and coping strategies in a group setting. This program is for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.
Where: Alzheimer’s Association 3rd Floor Conference Room, 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203
When: Wednesdays, April 15, 22 & 29, 2015
Cost: Free of charge but initial screening is required. Participation is limited to the person with the diagnosis and one family member. Space is limited.
Contact: To schedule a screening interview, please contact Beth Bross, 800-272-3900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This ongoing monthly support group is designed for individuals who are diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Individuals must be aware of the diagnosis and be willing to discuss changes and coping strategies in a group setting. Pre-screening is required prior to attendance. A separate ongoing monthly support group for care partners of the diagnosed individuals meets at the same time at this location.
Where: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203
When: There are 3 Early Stage Support Groups. The groups meet on the 2nd Wednesday, 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free of charge, but eligibility criteria apply and pre-screening is required. Space is limited.
Contact: For more information or to schedule a screening interview, please contact Shannon Braun at 800-272-3900 or email: email@example.com.
A social worker is available to meet with people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia to provide individualized education and support. Participants must have an awareness of the diagnosis and a willingness to discuss it. Topics of discussion may include explanation of disease process, changes in abilities and lifestyle, identifying coping strategies and community resources.
Where: The Alzheimer's Association office or another community location as needed.
When: Available by appointment only.
Cost: Free, but donations are welcomed.
Contact: For more information, please contact Shannon Braun at (513) 721-4284 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.