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Living with Memory Loss
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Having memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or another type of dementia is life-changing.  It leads to many questions:

  • What will this mean for me and my family?
  • How do I plan for the future?
  • Where can I get the help that I’ll need?

Join us for this 4-part program to get answers to your questions and hear from others who are facing this challenge.

This very interactive class is open to people with mild/early stage memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia of any other type.

Family and friends are strongly encouraged to attend with the person who has memory loss. If the person with memory loss cannot or does not want to attend, family and friends may be admitted if space permits.

Daytime and evening programs are available. Programs are offered in a variety of locations throughout the area served by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter.

Upcoming Sessions:

Spring  2018 – Barnes-Jewish St. Peters

Please call Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Registration line to register:  636-928-WELL (9355).

All meetings are held at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, 6 Jungermann Circle, Suite 117, St. Peters, MO, 63376 (Professional Building 1, Healthwise Center Conference Room) on Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. - noon, except the last meeting, which will include a free lunch and will end at 1 p.m.  Parking is free.

March 6  10 a.m. – noon
March 13  10 a.m. – noon
March 20  10 a.m. – noon
March 27  10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (includes luncheon)

March/April 2018 – St. Louis

Registration is REQUIRED.  Call 800.272.3900 to register.

All meetings are held at the Alzheimer’s Association office, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 on Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., except the last meeting, which will include a meal and will start an hour earlier.  Parking is free.

March 22  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
March 29  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 5   6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 12  5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (includes dinner)

June 2018 – Shepherd’s Center

Registration is REQUIRED.  Call 800.272.3900 to register.

All meetings are held at the Shepherd’s Center, 1333 W. Lockwood Ave, Glendale, MO on Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m. - noon, except the last meeting, which will include a meal and will end at 1 p.m.  Parking is free.
June 8   10:00 a.m. - noon
June 15  10:00 a.m. - noon
June 22  10:00 a.m. - noon
June 29  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch)

Summer 2018 – Belleville, IL

Registration is REQUIRED.   To register, call Jodi Gardner at PSOP at 618-234-4410, ext. 7031

All meetings will take place at PSOP, 201 N. Church St., Belleville, IL
Date/time to be determined.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q:  My memory loss isn’t bad right now. Is it too early for me to participate??

A:  If you aren’t noticing many changes, this is actually the right time to attend Living with Memory Loss. The program is designed for people who are in the very early stages of memory loss. You and your family will benefit the most by getting educated and connected to services and support early, rather than waiting.

Q:  Won’t talking about this disease just make me depressed?

A:  Of course, this class isn’t a good fit for everyone, but most people who take the class are glad they did, feel more competent to manage this part of their lives and say they’d recommend it to others. Being in the class allows people to experience the relief of talking with others who are facing some of the same challenges. It may seem odd, but this often opens the door to seeing things in a more positive light and to laughing about things that might not seem funny under other circumstances.

Q:  Can I attend this program on my own, without a family member or friend?

A:  If you have memory loss, Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, and if you can get to the meeting location, you can probably attend the program on your own. You will still need to call us to register and to make sure this program is a good fit for your situation. However, this program is very helpful for family members and friends, and we highly recommend you consider inviting at least one other person to participate with you.


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