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A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave the person with the disease feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn for information and support.

The Alzheimer's Association wants you to know that you are not alone! Let's work together to plan, prepare, find support and live your life after diagnosis.

One of the best tools out there is our special website center developed with input from individuals living with Alzheimer's.
Click here to get started!

The South Carolina Chapter is also working to develop early stage programming -- but we need to hear from YOU so that we can provide services where you are! If you are living with early stage dementia, please contact us at 800-272-3900 or

NEW! Memory Café - Myrtle Beach
Join us for a social gathering for individuals with early-mid stage dementia & care partner. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, May 31, 10:00-11:00 AM
Brightwater, 101 Brightwater Dr, Myrtle Beach    
Please RSVP by 5/29 to Dean Smith at 843-903-8953.

Connections Social Group - Richland County
Join us for a new social group for individuals with early-mid stage dementia & care partner.

2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 AM
Richland Panera Bread
1007 Bower Parkway, Columbia
Please RSVP to Elizabeth Brantley at 803-339-3855.

Memory Café - York County
The Memory Café is a gathering where people with memory loss can spend time together with their caregivers and enjoy conversation, light refreshments, and participate in social activities. *Caregivers must be present.

2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM
Clover School District YMCA
5485 Charlotte Highway, Clover

To learn more, contact Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 o

Connections Events - Greenville County
In the Upstate, we are pleased to offer a social group is for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's or a related dementia or with memory impairment, along with their care partners. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind group to connect with others in your community! Along with different monthly activities, there will be information available and support as needed. 

The following events are FREE! Please RSVP two days in advance by contacting Jamie Guay, Program Director, at 800-272-3900 or

Monthly Connections Social Group
for Individuals with Early-Mid Stage dementia & guest
2nd Thurs 2:00 PM
Upcountry History Museum
540 Buncombe St.  Greenville
864-250-0029 Jamie Guay

Connections Event: Take Me Out to the Ballgame - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Thursday, May 17, 4:00-6:30 PM

This event is for people in the early/mid-stage of dementia and a guest.
Join us as we cheer on the Furman Paladins baseball team!
RSVP by 5/16 for meeting place and time. Space is limited.
To RSVP, contact Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or

Connections Event: A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Friday, May 18, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Comfort Keepers, 1200 Haywood Road, Greenville
This is for early/mid-stage persons with dementia and a guest.
Gather up some old photos and let's take a stroll down memory lane!
Please join Comfort Keepers and Pendleton Manor for scrapbooking and lunch.
Space is limited. Lunch and scrapbook supplies provided.
RSVP required by 5/16. Contact Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or

Connections Event: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Tuesday, May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM

The Pearl Memory Care, 15 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville
Join us as we decorate pots and plant forget-me-not seeds!
Supplies and refreshments provided.
RSVP required by 5/22. Contact Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or

Connections Event: And BINGO was his name-o!
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00-3:00 PM

Swansgate Clubhouse, 400 Swansgate Place, Greenville
Make new friends while enjoying Bingo, Beach Music and Buttered Popcorn!
Brookdale Greenville will provide the delicious refreshments!
RSVP required by 6/19. Contact Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or

Connections Event: Movie Matinee!
Wednesday, June 27, 2:00-4:30 PM

The Crossings at Five Forks, 345 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville
Join us to watch Cocoon (1985), an Oscar-winning “fountain of youth” fantasy.
Popcorn and refreshments provided by The Crossings at Five Forks.
RSVP required by 6/26. Contact Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or



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