We understand activities that offer stimulation, socialization, purpose and dignity are vital for all human beings, but particularly people with dementia since they are experiencing so many complex emotions and changes.
Persons with Alzheimer’s disease always tell us that getting help and support early makes a big difference for them. Family members also report the benefits of being with and learning from other families.
By utilizing the early stage programs here at the St. Louis chapter, persons with Alzheimer's and their families become more hopeful and more confident as they face the future. They also develop a network of people with the same concerns.
Project Esteem is an education and support program for people with early stage memory loss, their family and friends. It's a chance to develop new friendships, gain coping skills, and enhance family communication.
Let's Talk allows people with early stage memory loss to communicate for personal support and to share their ideas and experiences. Through Let's Talk, persons with early stage dementia are linked through a supervised telephone peer support program to share information and coping strategies, reduce social isolation, and provide emotional support. The program provides a supportive environment where people can talk freely about the effects of dementia on their lives.
Gateway to Learning is a series of three educational programs at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial…otherwise known as The Arch. The programs are specifically designed for people with early memory loss.
The Cardinals Reminiscence League is open to whoever would like to join their fellow Cardinals fans to share memories and learn about the history of our illustrious hometown team. It is even open to new fans or those who just want to learn a little more about the Cardinals.
Adult education courses are grant-funded programs designed to help persons with early stage dementia take part in meaningful educational activities that tap into their abilities that are still intact.The programs are series of classes. The subject matter changes with each series. Past adult education classes have involved art and photography. An upcoming class will deal with theater.
The purpose of the session is to view a brief informational video on our chapter services and to interact with a volunteer panel on why, when and how to tap into the Alzheimer's Association for reliable information and support. There will be a brief question and answer segment on dementia, memory loss and various related diagnoses as well as a tour of our award-winning resource center. An Alzheimer's Association professional is available throughout the program to welcome you, direct you to resources, or to supply information you have identified as useful or important to you.
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