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Early Stage Programs
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Participants of Chapter's early stage group.


Thank you for visiting the Alzheimer's Early Stage Website. "Early-Stage" refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. In this stage they retain the ability to participate in daily activities and in give-and-take dialogue. This includes persons with "younger onset" who develop dementia under age 65 and are still in the early stages of the disease.

Whether you are in the process of being diagnosed or have been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related disorder, the Alzheimer's Association is the leader in providing care, support, education, and engagement opportunities for people with dementia and their families. Today is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Learn more about early-stage memory loss
  • Request a care consultation
  • Get involved! Email earlystagehouston@alz.org to be added to the Early Stage monthly calendar or to register for a program.

Living with Alzheimer's was not what you planned, but together, we can work on a new plan. Please call us anytime day or night at 800.272.3900.

Early-Stage Programs

Looking Together at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • Who: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.
  • What: Gallery educators lead explorations of the museum’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, encouraging visitors and their care partners to discover and discuss works of art together. The group will focus on a different theme during each visit to the museum, and chairs will be set up for participants to view and discuss each work.
  • When: 2nd Monday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Beck Building, located at 5601 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005

For more information or to register, contact MFAH at tours@mfah.org or 713-639-7323.

Discovering Connections

  • Who: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.
  • What: This program is designed to educate the care partners on how to enhance their caregiving confidence, while those with early memory impairment participate in creative expression activities. The groups will meet separately to encourage open discussion and cater to specific needs. After group time, everyone joins together for lunch.
  • When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
  • Where: The Alzheimer’s Association office, located at 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087

For more information or to register, email earlystagehouston@alz.org or call our helpline at 800-272-3900

Younger-Onset Care Partners Support Group

  • Who: Individuals caring for a family member or friend who has received a diagnosis of dementia before the age of 65 and who is in the early to middle stages of the disease.
  • What: This specialized group provides a supportive environment in which care partners of individuals diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can learn to cope more effectively, receive information and advice, and make meaningful contact with others whose partners are similarly diagnosed.
  • When: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Alzheimer’s Association office, located at 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087

For more information or to register, email earlystagehouston@alz.org or call our helpline at 800-272-3900.

Wild Together at the Houston Zoo

  • Who: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.
  • What: Wild Together is an amazing program that involves a private tour of the Houston Zoo! Each session involves a specific theme, discussion about wildlife conservation in Houston, and a special live animal showing. This is a fantastic program for anyone interested in learning more about animals while visiting the zoo.
  • When: 1st Wednesday of every month. Runs September - May
  • Where: Houston Zoo, located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030

For more information or to register, email earlystagehouston@alz.org or call our helpline at 800-272-3900.

Memory Café

  • Who: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.
  • What: Memory Café is a casual social meeting for those with early stage dementia and their caregivers to connect, play games or simply take part in conversations with others. This is a fun way to meet and spend time with new friends!
  • When: 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Amazing Place located at 3735 Drexel, Houston, TX, 77027

For more information or to register, contact Emile Unverzagt at eunverzagt@amazingplacehouston.org or call 713-552-0420

EARLY STAGE AT A GLANCE

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