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As research into Alzheimer's disease has advanced, so too have the diagnostic tests that can detect the disease. As a result, more individuals are being diagnosed earlier in the disease process.

The Desert Southwest Chapter provides a variety of education sessions and activities designed to actively engage individuals with Early Stage Alzheimer's and their care partners in charting their journey with the disease.

Here is a current list of early stage social engagement activities. Pre-screening required. (520) 230-1755 or nhballesteros@alz.org.

Music Jam (In-Person)
Are you in the Early Stage Alzheimer's/Dementia and enjoy music? Come join us at our Music Jam at TMC for Seniors located at 2695 N. Craycroft Rd. Bring your own brown-bag lunch, voices, and energy, and sing along with us! Our guitarist will have preselected songs and suggestions are welcome.

Devember 12, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. MT
TMC for Seniors — 2695 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, Arizona

Mindful Mondays (Virtual)
Need to relax and slow down? Take a break and learn about mindfulness! We’ll laugh and play as we try fun, new activities. Join us for mindful breathing, gentle movement, and tips for grateful living.

November 21, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. MT
December 19, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. MT

Memory Cafe (In-Person)
Memory Café is a regularly scheduled get-together in a supportive, safe environment where people with dementia and their care partners can socialize and form friendships. Care partners are required to attend with their loved one.

December 14, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. MT
Coco's Bakery & Restaurant — 7250 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona

The Art of Memory (In-Person)
In collaboration with the Tucson Museum of Art, this is a fine arts program offered to people with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias.

November 18 & 25 2022 | 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. MT
Decemebr 2, 9, & 16 2022 | 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. MT
Tucson Museum of Art — 140 N. Main Avenue, Tucson, Arizona