What's the difference between "Early-Stage" and "Younger Onset"?
“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, while “Younger Onset” refers to those diagnosed before 65 years of age.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers education, support groups and opportunities for volunteering and socialization to those living in the early stage or younger onset of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Living with Alzheimer's - early stages for individuals living with memory loss and their care partner.
I have Alzheimer's
If you have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone. Visit I Have Alzheimer's to understand the resources available to help empower you to move past the feeling of isolation that often comes with a diagnosis and on to planning, preparing, receiving support and living the best life after diagnosis.
Early Stage Support Group
The Association offers a support group for individuals of any age living with early stage dementia and their care partners.
Younger Onset Support Group
An opportunity for the person with memory impairment (diagnosed under the age of 65) and their family member(s) to participate in group discussions about resources and coping techniques for managing memory loss and planning for the future.
This group meets the first and third Monday of every month at 6 p.m..
Registration is required. Please contact our Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information.