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Early Stage Memory Loss programs

Covid-19 Update: During this time, many Early Stage Memory Loss programs are on hiatus, and others are being held online or by phone. Please contact us ahead of time to verify details: 1.800.272.3900 or HelpineWA@alz.org

Support groups


Early Stage Memory Loss Support Groups are regularly scheduled meetings to provide emotional, educational and social support for people living with memory loss. Some groups are specifically for younger-onset dementia, meaning they are geared towards individuals who received a dementia diagnosis before the age of 65.

Early Stage Memory Loss Support Groups are currently being offered on Zoom for anyone in our service area.

Social engagement


Momentia

Momentia is a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community. The Puget Sound region is home to a variety of dementia-friendly opportunities offered by a growing number of community members and organizations. Click here to learn more!

Southeast Washington

We offer unique opportunities for social engagement funded by Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care, especially for residents of Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla and Yakima counties. For more information about these programs, please contact Julie Hooley at jmhooley@alz.org or 509.392.8571.

  • Physical Fitness at Home: Join us for a series presented via a webinar call catering to people living with Early Stage Memory Loss and their care partners. These sessions are 30-45 minutes long and feature three different ability levels.
  • Weekly Connection Social Hour: Join us for a virtual social hour for people in early-stage memory loss and their loved ones. Make new friends and connect with others. A smart phone, tablet, or computer/laptop with a microphone and speakers is required. 

Memory cafés:

This program provides an opportunity for people living with memory loss and their care partner(s) to meet in a relaxed and fun atmosphere to connect, engage in conversation and enjoy each other’s company. There is no cost to attend, but attendees are responsible for paying for their own food and drink.

Memory cafés are currently on hiatus due to COVID-19.

Zoo walks:

Currently offered in King County, this weekly program offers people with memory loss and their care partners the opportunity to stay active, socialize and build relationships with others in similar situations. The group walks through the Woodland Park Zoo, enjoying various exhibits, then enjoys conversation and social connection over coffee in the zoo café. Click here for the Zoo Walk flyer.

Educational opportunities

 

Staying Connected

Upcoming Sessions:
Click here for the flyer

The Staying Connected educational series is a health promotion and social support program that consists of four weekly 90-minute sessions for people living with memory loss and a companion or care partner. Sessions include a topic discussion, time for socializing and a pleasant homework assignment. The program is designed to benefit the health, mood and cognitive function of adults living with memory loss.

Early Stage Memory Loss Advisory Council

The Early Stage Memory Loss Advisory Council is comprised of individuals living with mild memory loss and related changes across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Members of the advisory Council assist with chapter initiatives and marketing efforts, engage their local community, serve as ambassadors for the Alzheimer's Association, and help guide the topics covered at local forums and conferences.