Following is a list of early-stage resources in the community for individuals living with a memory and thinking disorder, their family members, and/or friends.
Early-Stage Care Consultation
Consult with an early stage specialist to engage in problem solving and planning for the future with the support of family and/or friends. This individualized planning is offered over the phone or in person.
Early-Stage Education & Support Groups
Attend a monthly program featuring a variety of educational topics. Individualized workbooks provide information for now and the future. These groups are offered in the afternoon or evening in five community locations: Avon, Westlake, Parma, Beachwood, and Mentor.
Early-Stage Social Groups
Meet informally with other families in fun, social settings. These groups are provided monthly in a variety of community locations.
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Art in the Afternoon Program
Enjoy Art Gallery tours provided by specially trained docents.
Participate in activities coordinated by the Association to raise awareness and advocate for changes in public policy. The chapter also has a special early-stage advisory council of individuals living with a memory and thinking disorder who support staff in advocacy efforts and program development.
Research / Clinical Trials
Learn about opportunities to participate in studies at local research centers and through TrialMatch, an Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Trials matching service.
For more information about any of these services, please contact:
Sally Ollerton, LSW
Early-Stage Program Coordinator