The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.
Trailblazers Education and Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage participants to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.
Our groups are facilitated by individuals trained by the Alzheimer’s Association. Trailblazers Groups provide an opportunity for persons with early stage dementia and their family members to share information and experiences in a safe supportive atmosphere. These groups will begin as an educational series of weekly meetings and then transition into a support group model.
Facilitators will be qualified professionals experienced in working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Trailblazers groups are currently forming in several locations. Please call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.
Young Onset Alzheimer's Support Group
Have you been diagnosed with a memory disorder? Are you under 65 or still working? People with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias face unique challenges in addition to the challenges of simply adjusting to life with dementia. They are often trying to remain at work as long as possible or obtain disability to provide for their families, coping with friends and family not believing the diagnosis, or grieving the loss of independence at a relatively young age. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter’s Young Onset Support Group meets monthly for mutual support.
Participants must have a physician’s diagnosis of dementia. They must have been told of, and at least occasionally acknowledge the illness, have good communication and social skills, and have a desire to participate in the group. Participants must be willing to have a brief interview to assess for appropriateness for the group, and be able to arrange their own transportation.
For more information please call 1.800.272.3900 to set up an assessment interview.