Donate Now
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
Early Stage
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

Education Programs

Did you know that the Alzheimer’s Association offers education, support groups and opportunities for volunteering and socialization to those living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s and related dementias? “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.

Franklin

Early Stage Education -- Journeys

  • The Association offers a seven week series for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners.
    • Mondays | June 2nd - July 14th | 1:00pm-3:00pm
    • Gerlach Center for Senior Health | 3724A Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, 43214
    • 1:00-1:15pm: Lunch | 1:15-2:00pm: Educational Presentation
    • 2:00-3:00pm: Peer to Peer Discussion & Support
  • Each two hour meeting includes an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups- one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group with care partners.
  • Space is limited & screen is required.  Contact: Kristin Dahlquist at 614-457-6003 or kdahlquist@alz.org

Click here for more information on Journeys

Early Stage Support Group

  • The Association offers a support group for individuals of any age living with early stage dementia and their care partners.

The group meets every third Friday at 9:00 AM. A screening is required please contact Kristin Dahlquist at kdahlquist@alz.org or 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

Columbus Museum of Art

  • The “Sparking Imaginations” program is a group tour led by specially trained Museum docents at the Columbus Museum of Art. Participants have lively discussions in the gallery about art, ideas and memories over the course of an hour. Tours are available at 1:00 PM the last Tuesday of every month.
  • Click here to view the Museum brochure.

Please call 614-629-5947 one week in advance to register.

Ohio History Center

  • The “Sparking Moments of Discovery “ program is a group tour led by specially trained History Center volunteers with support from staff at the Alzheimer’s Association. Individuals experiencing memory loss and their care partners explore what it was like to live in the 50s and 60s in central Ohio. Tours are available the second Tuesday of each month  Reservations are required.  Contact: Michelle Crum at 614-4547-6003 or email: mcrum@alz.org or Mike Follin at 614-297-2634 or email mfollin@ohiohistory.org.

Young 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.

The Group meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00-10:00 AM. A screening is required please contact Kristin Dahlquist at kdahlquist@alz.org or 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

 

Delaware

Early Stage Education

  • The Association offers a seven week series for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners.
  • Each two hour meeting includes an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups- one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group with care partners.

Click here for more information on Reflections

Early Stage Support Group

  • The Association offers a support group for individuals of any age living with early stage dementia and their care partners.

The group meets the last Monday of the month at 10:00 AM. A screening is required please contact Bernie Sanders at bsanders@alz.org or 740-363-1365 for more information.

Early Stage Socialization

  • The Alzheimer’s Association also offers weekly early stage socialization programs in Delaware. The “Day Out Club” is a social engagement program designed for individuals living in the early stage of dementia who come together to exercise their brains and bodies, participate in community service projects, and other activities to stimulate their minds.

Please contact Bernie Sanders, LSW regarding the Day Out Club in Delaware at bsanders@alz.org or 740-363-1365.

 

Union

Early Stage Socialization

  • The Alzheimer’s Association also offers weekly early stage socialization programs in Marysville. “The Retreat” is a social engagement program designed for individuals living in the early stage of dementia who come together to exercise their brains and bodies, participate in community service projects, and other activities to stimulate their minds.

Please contact Denise Brembeck, LSW regarding the Retreat in Marysville at dbrembeck@alz.org or 614-457-6003.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.