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Early-Stage Services
One of the core themes underlying the early-stage experience for those recently diagnosed with memory loss are the changes in behavior, cognition, daily routines and relationships that can often result in isolation, depression and lack of connection with those around them. Early-stage individuals benefit from opportunities that allow them to make meaningful contributions, remain involved and active in daily life, foster friendships and make decisions for as long as possible. 

Art Moments at The Walters: A Virtual Tour
Friday, September4, 2020, 11 a.m.
View art at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore with a guide who'll provide information on what you are seeing. Register here.


Find Your Rhythm Drumming Circle
Friday, September 14, 2020
11 a.m.-12 noon

Register here.
Use drums or improvise with whatever you have to beat out a rhythm.
Register here.


Walk on the Wild Side at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimnore
Friday, September 18, 2020
11 a.m.-12 noon

Register here.

See animals up close from the comfort of your home.

Mindful Meditation
Friday, September 25, 2020
11 a.m.-12 noon

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Join us for a relaxing meditation session. Register here.

Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Groups
These groups are designed to meet the needs of the person with dementia as well as the care partner. The group splits into two smaller groups. People with dementia talk privately with a facilitator and care partners do the same separately. Each person is free to discuss feelings, issues of concern or just meet others walking the same journey. Find a list of virtual support groups here.   

Virtual Memory Cafes provide forums for socializing. A list of virtual memory cafes can be found here. The environment fosters an atmosphere of trust, safety and confidentiality. When the time comes that the person with dementia or their care partner is no longer benefitting from the early-stage support group, facilitators assist in offering other options to help meet the family’s needs. Prescreening is required. Contact Yolanda Wright at ywright@alz.org or 443-632-9718.