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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:
  • Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, community resources
  • Developing your care team
  • Understanding  Alzheimer’s and
    other dementias
  • Medications and partnering with your doctor
  • Legal planning
  • Effective communication, coping with emotions and sharing your diagnosis
  • Maximizing independence and maintaining safety, strategies for daily living 
  • Research update, clinical trials and future approaches

A brief interview is required for enrollment. Please contact Kelly Rein, MSW: 858-966-3291 to schedule an interview.

Supported by a grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.


Early Stage Connections

Get out, get active and get connected! Early Stage Connections offers a comfortable way to have fun and socialize with others who are living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.





Thursday, July 23 - 10:00-11:30am
Museum of Photographic Arts Photo Album Workshop
Create a personalized album of your interests, hobbies and important moments.
Meet at MOPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92103

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:00-11:30am
Museum of Photographic Arts Photo Album Workshop
Create a personalized album of your interests, hobbies and important moments.
Meet at MOPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92103

Thursday May 14, 2015 - 1:00-2:30pm
Mingei Museum Docent-Led Tour
A dynamic tour of folk art and crafts from all cultures of the world!
Meet at the Mingei Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:00-11:30am
J Street Marina Beach Clean Up
Keep our beaches beautiful—lend a helping hand with I Love A Clean San Diego.
Meet at the J Street Marina, 800 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:00-11:30am
Eclipse Chocolate Tasting
Learn about (and taste!) delicious, hand-crafted chocolates and treats.
Meet at Eclipse Chocolates, 2145 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:00-11:00am
San Diego Zoo Animal Ambassador Visit
Roar! Interact with some of the Zoo’s special animal ambassadors.
Meet at The Alzheimer’s Association, 6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, 92111 

RSVP required for each event. Please contact Kelly Rein, MSW 858-966-3291.


 

Supported by a grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
*This program is designed for persons with early stage dementia to attend with their care partner(s).


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