The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter offers free programs and services for people living with early memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs and services are available by phone and videoconference.
Our early stage social engagement program, Alz Meet Ups, offers unique and enjoyable opportunities to connect with others also living with early memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. In these virtual gatherings, the group discusses the arts, fitness, lectures and more.
Having memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another type of dementia is life-changing and leads to many questions:
What will this mean for me and my family?
How can I plan for the future?
What can I do to manage my symptoms?
How can I live my best life?
Join us for this three-part program, Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s, to get answers to your questions and hear from others facing these challenges.
This interactive class is open to people with mild/early-stage memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Families and friends are encouraged to attend with the person who has memory loss.
Support groups for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provide an opportunity to share experiences and talk with others about dealing with challenges and continuing to live a meaningful life.
Our support groups are offered for 6-8 week sessions.
The Alzheimer's Association is reconvening the Early Stage Advisory Group (for New England) meetings again! Centering the voices of those living with dementia is vitally important to the mission of the organization. The Alzheimer's Association values your input, feedback, and advising. Individuals living with dementia have a unique opportunity to turn their experience into inspiration for others living with dementia. Your actions taken, big or small, are powerful tools that can help to raise concern and awareness and empower others.
Early-Stage Advisors assist the Alzheimer's Association in:
Suggesting the most appropriate services for people living with early-stage Alzheimer's.
Raising awareness about early-stage issues by sharing their stories through speaking engagements and media interviews.
Advocating with legislators to increase funding for research and support programs.
Educating the public about the impact of Alzheimer's disease and helping to reduce the stigma surrounding dementia
Meetings are currently virtual. If you are interested in joining the Early Stage Advisory Group, email Meghan Lemay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early memory loss or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia creates unique concerns and challenges for each individual affected.
Care consultation can assist you and your family in creating a road map to navigate through your many thoughts, emotions, and questions. Care consultation is useful whether you have been just diagnosed or have been impacted for some time. You will receive valuable one-to-one assistance that will enable you to better understand the disease, manage the symptoms, and live life today.
To schedule an appointment by telephone or video conference with a local care consultant:
ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia.
ALZConnected includes the following message boards for people living with early memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease:
I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia - If you have Alzheimer's or another dementia, this forum is for you.
Younger-Onset AD or Other Dementia - If you are under age 65 and have Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, use this forum to connect with others in the same situation.
LGBT Community and Allies - A place to connect for those facing issues affecting the LGBT community.
Clinical Trials - Discuss questions, issues and concerns about FDA-approved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Discusiones en Español - Discuta sus asuntos y precupaciones en español. Este foro es controlado por los consultores Hispanohablantes de cuidado de la Alzheimer's Association.
Musings - A place to reflect and share your stories, insights and observations.
Click here to create your own ALZConnected account.