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Living Successfully with Alzheimer’s

Following is a list of early-stage services and resources in the community for individuals living with a memory and thinking disorder, their family members, and/or friends.

Learn about memory and thinking disorders

  • Meet with an Early-Stage Specialist for a Consultation over the phone or in person to learn about our services, ask questions, or engage in problem solving and planning for the future.  Ask about the Peer to Peer option!

  • Join an Early-Stage Education & Support Group.  This year-long program meets monthly and features a variety of educational topics.  Individualized workbooks provide information for now and the future.  These groups are offered in the afternoon or evening in six community locations.

  • Attend our Education Programs. Topics include Living with Alzheimer’s, Legal & Financial Issues, Safety, and Partnering with Your Doctor.

Connect with others

  • Minds in Motion is a new social engagement program designed specifically to enrich the mind, body, and soul of those with mild to moderate memory and thinking disorders and their loved ones.  For more information, please contact Taylor Young at 216-342-5589 or tyoung@alz.org

  • Enjoy Art Gallery tours provided by specially trained docents through the Art in the Afternoon Program at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tours are designed to lift the spirits, engage the mind, and provide an enjoyable experience.

  • Meet informally with other families at a Social Group. These groups meet monthly over lunch or dinner in a variety of community locations.

Have your voice heard

  • Become an advocate by participateing in activities coordinated by the Association to raise awareness and advocate for changes in public policy.

  • Join the Early-Stage Speaker’s Bureau to assist Alzheimer’s Association staff in providing community education by sharing your story at educational programs or though media outlets.

  • Submit entries for the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter’s Blog.

Help to find better treatments and a cure

  • Learn about opportunities to participate in research studies and clinical trials 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: 
Lauren Brasse, LISW-S, MSSA • Support Services Coordinator 


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