"Learning Together": Fort Wayne and Indianapolis
"Learning Together" is a 6 week psycho-educational program for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's Association and their care partner. The program provides information, emotional support and socialization among peers within a safe accepting atmosphere. Topics include: legal and financial planning, medical and research review, and safety issues. Participants must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and acknowledge the disease. The participants must have some communication skills and a desire to attend the program. A screening process including an in-person interview must take place prior to the start of the program. Space is limited, so please call now.
Indianapolis: Thursdays, March 31-May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm. Indianapolis office location, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100.
Contact: Denise Saxman, MSW, LCSW, 317-575-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Wayne: Thursdays, March 31-May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm. Fort Wayne office location, 6324 Constitution Drive.
Contact: Jackie Custer, MSW, LCSW, 260-420-5547
Other Programs of Interest:
Memory Café: Bloomington
This program is for individuals experiencing the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. It is an informal support group which provides information, emotional support and socialization among peers within a safe and accepting atmosphere. We also want you to have some fun! To participate, you must have a diagnosis, acknowledge the disease and be ready to talk about it. A screening process including a possible in-person interview must take place prior to the start of the program. The program is being offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Bloomington Hospital. The program meets once a month at Rachel’s Café in Bloomington.
Contact Denise Saxman, LCSW, 317-575-9620 or email at email@example.com for more information and to schedule an interview.
Engage in the Early Stage: Carmel
This is a program for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. It is a social engagement program run in partnership with PrimeLife Enrichment in Carmel. You must be a Hamilton County resident to participate. The program will capitalize on the many instructors and facilitators of PrimeLife as well as take advantage of program participant talents. The participants will have input into the program agenda and it will meet once a month at PrimeLife. Each participant must be screened prior to the start of the program. As in all other programs, the participant needs to have a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's or a related dementia, have some communication skills.
Contact: Denise Saxman, LCSW, MSW, 317-575-9620, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Care and Live Life in the Early Stages of Dementia by Tepa Snow: Merrillville
Tepa Snow is a national dementia expert who trains and consults for agencies, facilities, and families. Her training as a master’s prepared occupational therapist as well as her extensive and varied work and teaching experience provides Tepa with a unique perspective. Tepa is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her mission to help family and professional caregivers better understand how it feels to have dementia. We are lucky to have her present “How to Care and Live Life in the Early Stages of Dementia”. The program is free and open to both people with early stage dementia and their care partners. Please register in advance by calling the Helpline at 800-272-3900.
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, Indiana Wesleyan University, Merrillville