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“Life doesn’t end with a dementia diagnosis a new life begins. It’s really important to connect with and support others who understand what you are going through. With the support of others, I am making the most of this next phase in my life.”

- Maria Turner
Peer to Peer Group Facilitator
National Early Stage Advisory Group Member


Individuals with early stage cognitive loss (Alzheimer's, dementia or mild cognitive impairment) often feel isolated from friends or family members. Our early stage social engagement programs provide a safe virtual space to build companionship with peers. To learn more about what these programs are like from the perspective of participants, check out this video.

Participants should be in the early stages of Alzheimer's, dementia or mild cognitive impairment, aware of their diagnosis, and willing to discuss their experiences in a group.

Programs marked as Peer2Peer are intended only for those living with dementia or MCI. These programs are peer-led and moderated by Association staff. However, care partners are welcome and encouraged to attend non-Peer2Peer offerings. 

Click on a meeting date to register, or call 800.272.3900. All programs take place virtually via Zoom.

Peer2Peer: Lunch Bunch

Meets Monthly on 1st Monday at 11:30am
October 4, 2021 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Connect with others in an informal social setting focused on group chat with support as needed.

Peer2Peer: Time to Talk
Meets Monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 4:00pm
October 12, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm
This group provides a structured opportunity for education on relevant topics related to living well, followed by Q&A and support. Peer-led discussion is encouraged.

Peer2Peer: Confidence to Connect
Meets Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 2:00pm
October 20, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm
This group provides a structured opportunity for education on relevant topics related to living well, followed by Q&A and support. Peer-led discussion is encouraged.    

Living Well: Life Beyond My Diagnosis
Meets Monthly on last Tuesday at 2:00pm
October 26, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm
This group is open to the public in order to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding life with dementia. It features a presentation by an individual living with dementia about noticing the signs, getting the diagnosis, the moments afterward, and looking ahead at life beyond their diagnosis. Time is provided for discussion, Q&A and support.
 
View our full calendar of virtual offerings.