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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 an education and support program for people recently diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder and their families and/or friends.

 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: Thursdays: 3/1/2018, 3/8/2018, 3/15/2018 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!

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

Join our ArtMatters community for our monthly gallery tour and lunch at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The program will include a docent-led tour followed by a provided lunch. *Program Starts in September 2017

 Check out our ArtMatters flyer to learn more!

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!

 

Art Matters - Mobile Museum Tours and Refreshments

Join our Art Matters community for an early stage engagement program touring a special exhibition courtesy of the Chrysler Museum of Art. View the dates and locations for our Mobile Museum Tours below and click on the date to view more information. Please RSVP to 1.800.272.3900.

Art Matters - Eastern Shore Mobile Art Museum
 
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: ESO Arts Center, 15293 King Street, Belle Haven, VA 23306
 
Art Matters – Western Tidewater Mobile Art Museum

When: Monday, April 16, 2018 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434

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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