Take Charge! Early Memory Loss Program
Learning about your diagnosis and acknowledging your feelings is the first step towards empowering yourself to Take Charge of your life and make decisions that will help you live well with dementia. This program is a unique opportunity for persons living with early stage memory loss to come together with their care partners (friends or family) for a 8-week educational support series.Participants will learn about:
- Understanding Alzheimer’s & memory loss
- Partnering with your physician
- Legal and financial information
- Daily living strategies and coping skills
- Maintaining social and family relationships
- Community resources
Supported by a grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
Early Memory Loss Support Group
If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with early stage dementia, you are not alone.
The Alzheimer's Association's early-stage support groups are led by trained facilitators and offer dementia-related education, resources, emotional support and connections with others living with dementia and their care partners. Build relationships and learn from peers affected by early memory loss who understand what you are going through. This is a concurrent support group, meaning the care partners meet together in a separate room with their peers, while persons living with dementia meet in a different room with their peers. Both groups are professionally facilitated.
A brief interview is required for enrollment. Please contact Kelly Rein, MSW: 858-966-3291 to schedule an interview.
**As the disease progresses form early stage into middle stages and beyond, we ensure our families have access to the added help they will need in an environment that is positive and appropriate for both the caregiver and their loved one with dementia.
Social Activities & Programs
The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with Walkabout International to provide “Walk ‘n Talk,” a monthly guided walking program. Walks will meet at various locations around San Diego County and offer individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and those caring for them to take a break, meet new people while enjoying. Learn More>>
Memories in the Making® is a unique program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to express themselves through art. Through the creative process of painting, participants are able to communicate, offering us the essence of themselves. Learn More>>
Join the Alzheimer’s Association for our 3-part experiential music-making series for persons with dementia and their care partner in a safe and enjoyable setting. Learn More>>
Resources for early stage & recently diagnosed individuals
For those with a Diagnosis:
- I have Alzheimer's disease
- I am younger than 65
- Current Treatments & Research Information
Other Chapter Resources:
- 24-Hour Helpline
- Basics: An Orientation to Dementia & Memory Loss
- Care Consultations
- Education Classes
- Support & Discussion Groups