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Early Stage Services

"Early-Stage" refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and who are in the beginning stages of the disease.  Individuals in this stage may still be employed; participate in community-based activities; volunteer; enjoy meeting new people; and are still active members of the family unit.  This includes persons with "younger-onset" who develop dementia under the age of 65 and are still in the early stages of the disease.

If you are at the beginning of a journey through Alzheimer's, you are not in this journey all alone.  The Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter is here to help. Call our helpline at 1.800.272.3900 to learn more about early stage services or check out the online resources below.

 Steps to Diagnosis  I Have Alzheimer's
 Younger Onset  Connect With Others Online

Peers & Partners

Peers & Partners is a specialized early stage support group for people recently diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia and their care partner(s).

 Check out our informative flyer to learn more!

For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900

Early Stage Community Education Series

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s

This three-part series welcomes people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and their care partner(s) to attend.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and 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? Join us for this three-part program where you will hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Please call the 24/7 Helpline to register 1.800.272.3900.

When: Tuesdays: 6/12/2018, 6/19/2018, 6/26/2018 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA 23692
Check out our informative flyer to learn more!

When: Thursdays: 8/23/2018, 8/30/2018, 9/6/2018 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23505
Check out our informative flyer to learn more!

ArtMatters

ArtMatters will resume again in September of 2018. Be on the lookout for new dates late Summer!

ArtMatters: Early Stage Arts Engagement & Socialization
Chrysler Museum of Art, Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA

ArtMatters: Early Stage Arts Engagement & Socialization
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

Join our ArtMatters community for our monthly gallery tour and lunch at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. The program will include a docent-led tour followed by lunch. Participants can bring their own lunch.

 Check out our ArtMatters Peninsula Flyer to learn more!

HeartBeats Ballroom Dance Class - Early Stage Engagement Program

HeartBeats is a socialization engagement program for people recently diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and their care partner(s). This ballroom dance class encourages physical activity and social interaction. For more information about our Early Stage Education and Support, please contact the Southeastern Virginia Chapter at 1.800.272.3900.

Dates: June 27, July 25, August 22
Where: TLF Dance Foundation, Two Left Feet Dance Studio, 1405 Unit N Kiln Creek Parkway Newport News, VA 23602

 Check out our HeartBeats Ballroom Dance Class Flier

Live Well Modules

Living a quality life in the early stage of dementia is a choice. The resources on this site can help empower you to take steps to live well for as long as possible, find the confidence to face challenges ahead, and ensure you have a voice in how you live your best life with dementia.

Check out the Live Well modules here!

For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900


 

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