If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone. Our early-stage initiative provides comprehensive programs for individuals living with early-stage Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
State-Wide Early Stage Socialization Program Calendar (Virtual). Whether you're looking to join a support group, or participate in social engagement opportunities with others living with Alzheimer's or dementia, we have many opportunities to connect. Click the interactive calendar for programming and registration links.
Changing Gears Education Program
A dementia diagnosis can feel life-altering. While the disease is difficult, you do not have to stop living. This 4-week series is an educational program about shifting your focus and way of life, in order to make living with Alzheimer's disease easier for you and your care partner. This program covers the basics of Alzheimer's disease and extends into planning and preparing for the months ahead. We encourage individuals and their caregivers to attend all sessions.
Plano Library Memory Keepers
This program is designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of dementia and their care partners to have the opportunity to introduce a playful dynamic in their relationship while also gaining mindfulness and communication skills!
This workshop is fun, engaging, therapeutic, and led by a psychotherapist and a professional comedian.
This workshop aims to teach the therapeutic and scientific benefits of mindfulness and how to embed mindfulness skills into your daily life to help you feel lighter and more joyful. Provided in partnership with Stomping Ground Comedy Theater.
Memory Keepers is a virtual program for those experiencing early stage dementia and a family member or care partner to share memories through guided prompts in a relaxing space.
Live Well Online Resources
Living a quality life in the early stage of Alzheimer's is a choice. The online tools below can help empower those facing an early stage diagnosis to take steps to live well for as long as possible, and find the confidence to face challenges ahead.
Care Consultation provides support, solution-focused care planning and referral to community and chapter services for families impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. This service us currently provided over the phone or via video conferencing. It is designed for those who may be overwhelmed by stress, have difficulty finding services, are confused about symptoms, and/or face complicated family dynamics. For further information, call the 24/Hour Helpline
Join the fight against Alzheimer's disease by becoming a volunteer. From planning an event to hosting a support group to providing office support, there are many ways to get involved. See below for opportunities that best fit your interest and availability.
to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.