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Early Stage Services
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Early Stage

"Early-stage" refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. In this stage, they retain the ability to participate in daily activities and in a give-and-take dialogue. This includes those persons with "younger-onset" that develop dementia under age 65 and are still in the early stages of the disease.


Early-stage Support Group

An 8-week support group for those living with early-stage dementia or MCI (mild cognitive impairment). Separate groups for care partners offered simultaneously. Offered twice a year at our Chicago office
(8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800).

Pre-screening required.
Call Theresa Dewey, LCPC, ATR 847.779.6963
or Peggy Rubenstein, LPC, 847.324.0364


Joyful Living - Early-stage Social Gatherings

A diagnosis of early-stage dementia or MCI (mild cognitive impairment) does not mean you have to stop living. Join us as we seek to live joyfully while boosting our physical, emotional, and social health. These programs are designed specifically for those living with early-stage dementia or MCI and their loved ones.

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 1pm at our Chicago office (8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800).

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Pre-screening required for new group members.
Call Theresa Dewey, LCPC, ATR 847.779.6963
or Peggy Rubenstein, LPC, 847.324.0364


Younger-onset

Younger-onset Alzheimer's, also known as early-onset Alzheimer's, refers to those individuals younger than age 65 who have a diagnosis or Alzheimer's disease — and does not refer to a specific stage of the disease progression. People with younger-onset dementia can be in any stage, early through late. In addition, younger-onset Alzheimer's is already commonly used in many international communities, including Australia and parts of Europe - there is value in seeking not only to be consistent but also in using this as a better descriptor of the person with the disease.

Younger-onset Quarterly Workshop

These workshops are specifically for individuals with younger-onset dementia (those who received a diagnosis before the age of 65) and their care partners. Workshops include a guest speaker and time in separate, but simultaneous small groups for those with the diagnosis and care partners.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon at our Chicago Office
(8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800)
• January 28, 2017
• April 22, 2017
• July 22, 2017
• October 28, 2017

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Pre-screening required for new group members.
Call Theresa Dewey, LCPC, ATR 847.779.6963
or Peggy Rubenstein, LPC, 847.324.0364


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.