What is Early Memory Loss?
At first, there is mild concern – the misplaced keys and occasional memory lapses. Gradually, the lapses become more frequent and there begins a growing kernel of concern, “Is it Alzheimer’s or is it just standard aging stuff?”
Unfortunately, many people overlook or deny the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s (memory loss, confusion, repetitive speech) and delay diagnosis and treatment. We can help address your growing concerns, enable earlier treatment, and empower you and your loved ones to plan for the future, including financial and legal matters.
Take Charge Early Memory Loss Group (EML)
An 8-week supportive/educational group for adults (and their care partners) to meet with others in similar situations, and work with compassionate experienced professional facilitators.
Participants explore subjects related to memory loss, such as:
• Coping techniques
• Family and social relationships
• Planning for the future
The 8-week series is offered in Brea, Irvine and Mission Viejo, at no charge.
To extend the benefits of the EML group beyond the initial 8 weeks, those who have completed the EML group are invited and encouraged to take part in our continuation group. This group meets twice a month using experiences and issues of each family to promote discussion topics.
Connect 2 Culture & More
Social, cultural and art activities for people with dementia. Participate in guided visits and discussions at the Bowers Museum, art classes and other special events.
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Whether you have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or are worried about a loved one, we are here to help by providing information and support. The goal of family care consultations is to help individuals with dementia and their care partner(s) create a personalized care plan for now and the future. Care consultations may be in-person or over the phone.
Volunteers for Alzheimer's Program is a program for individuals living with early memory loss. The purpose of the program is to provide a meaningful social activity while bridging service gaps in the community, as well as opportunities to participate in advocacy and public policy activities.
For more information call Donna Velarde, LCSW at 949.757.3759.