Early Stage Memory Loss programs
Covid-19 Update: Our team is working remotely starting Monday, March 9. During this time, many Early Stage Memory Loss programs will be on hiatus, and others will be held online or by phone. Please contact us ahead of time to verify details: 1.800.272.3900 or HelpineWA@alz.org
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 offered in Coeur d’Alene, Edmonds, Everett, Seattle, Silverdale, Spokane and Tacoma.
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!
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 509.392.8571 or email@example.com
- Physical Fitness at Home: Join us for a four-week 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.” For residents of Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla and Yakima counties. The first class begins Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Pre-registration required by Aug. 31. Click here to learn more.
- Online Community Engagement Series: A virtual meeting place for persons in their homes during COVID-19. This series will feature sing-alongs, museum and art tours, guest speakers, social engagement, and lots of fun! For residents of Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla and Yakima counties.The Community Engagement Series is an online webinar that meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.
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.
We currently offer memory cafés in:
Community-run memory cafés are also offered in other areas of the state; please feel free to contact us for more information about other locations.
Guided art discussions:
Currently offered at local art museums in Kitsap and Snohomish counties, these monthly programs offer Individuals living with memory loss and their care partner(s) an opportunity to enjoy facilitated art discussions in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The group gathers to learn about and discuss a few key pieces of art in each exhibit and then meets in the museum bistro for conversation following the program.
Currently offered in King and Pierce counties, this weekly program offers individuals living with mild 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 zoo, enjoying various exhibits, then enjoys conversation and social connection over coffee in the zoo cafe.
Early Stage Memory Loss Seminars:
These programs are offered in various locations throughout the year and provide education for people living with mild mild memory loss and their care partner(s). Topics include the basics of dementia, medication and research, legal and financial planning, and coping and communication strategies. It is an opportunity for attendees to learn about Early Stage Memory Loss programs in their area, ask questions, and hear from others who are in similar situations.
Early Stage Memory Loss Forum:
The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter hosts an annual Early Stage Memory Loss Forum, a day-long educational event for people living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partner(s).
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.