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Early Stage Memory Loss Programs
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If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you are not alone.

“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 a give-and-take dialogue. This includes those persons with “younger onset” dementia who develop the disease under age 65.

There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead.

Early Stage Memory Loss Seminar:
In this three-hour seminar, you and your care partner will learn about medical causes and treatments, future planning, and communication strategies.

Staying Connected:
Staying Connected is a health promotion and social support program designed for community-residing older adults with early stage memory loss and a companion.

Support Groups:
Memory loss support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for people with memory loss.

Peer-to-Peer Outreach Program:
This program connects individuals by phone with others living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Social Engagement Programs:
Exercise and build relationships with others in the early stages. Care partners or family members are welcome to attend the walking groups.

Staying in Motion:
Staying in Motion is an activity program for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners to stay active and fit.

Annual Early Stage Memory Loss Forum:
The Forum is a day of education, inspiration and resource sharing for those living with mild memory loss and their support person(s). Register for the 2017 Forum on May 13!

Pre-registration is required for participation in all of our ESML programs.




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