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Early Stage Support

If you have been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment or another form of dementia, know that you are not alone. Your diagnosis is now part of your life, but it does not have to define who you are. The Alzheimer’s Association has resources and information to help you and those close to you through this journey.



In Person: 3-Part Educational Series for Individuals & Families Living with Early Memory Loss

A diagnosis of memory loss, Alzheimer's, or dementia 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 I need?

If you or a loved one is experiencing early memory loss, join us and connect with others meeting the same challenges. Learn what you need to know and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

For more information, please contact Larissa Haiker at 949.771.0306 or lthaiker@alz.org.


Online
ALZConnected is a free online community where you can safely connect with others, including people who have the disease, family members, caregivers, and those who have lost loved ones to Alzheimer's or other dementias. You'll find message boards on the topics of early stage dementia and younger onset dementia. 

We also encourage you to check out our Life after Diagnosis page for help talking with your doctor, finding support, and planning ahead. 


24/7 Helpline
Call the Alzheimer's Association Helpline 800.272.3900 anytime you need us. Our highly trained staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can provide information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, tips about how to manage changes, referrals to local services, and provide emotional support for times when it can all be overwhelming.

For additional information and resources, visit our "I Have Alzheimer's" web page by clicking here.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.