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Early Stage Programs


The Alzheimer's Association early stage programs offer an opportunity for individuals living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage dementia or those who are experiencing changes in memory to comfortably engage with and connect to others who are on a similar journey. Participating in a positive, supportive, and stimulating program may enhance personal well-being and may help individuals with these diagnoses to remain healthier longer.

You are not alone. There is help and support available. The Alzheimer’s Association stands ready to help you and your family as a trusted resource for ongoing information and support. Learn about our ongoing programs:

 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

The diagnosis of a cognitive condition like Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease or another related dementia is life-changing and requires support and information to best manage and cope with these chronic health conditions. Join this seven-week program to help you continue living your best life!

2022 Workshop Overview - 7 weeks each

  • Winter workshop - Begins Feb. 4​
  • Spring Workshop - Begins April 13
  • Fall Workshop - Begins Oct. 4

"When Carol was first diagnosed, we had the good fortune that the nurse told us about an Alzheimer’s Association class being offered. I immediately signed up and took Carol with me. The Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop went through the stages of the disease and the behaviors that accompany it. We had a connection to learning from the very beginning.”
                       - Joe, Caregiver

Support Groups - Virtual Communities

A support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips and meet others coping with MCI or early stage. Meetings are virtual and include statewide families. Upcoming opportunites: 

  • For Persons Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:30 am
  • Loved one with dementia in the early stage. Meets 4th Tuesday of the month, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Contact 800.272.3900 to register.

Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment Series

Co-sponsored with the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a support and educational series for people with MCI and their families. Classes offer attendees support, guidance, and science-backed strategies for living and coping with a diagnosis of MCI. Dr. Nathaniel Chin, a memory clinic doctor with UW Heath, is medical director of the series. Participation is free.

“The Healthy Living Series came to be as we were searching for a way to connect and empower individuals who have MCI. Healthy living activities are key in keeping the brain as sharp as possible. This program helps people discover that they can continue to live well, in spite of MCI, and the topics we cover can play a huge role in how people navigate disease progression.” 
                     - Dr. Nathaniel Chin

 

Family and Individual Care Consultation

Care Consultation is an in-depth personalized meeting for individuals and families who are facing decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. The goal for each session is to get help with decision-making, develop a plan for the future and receive education.  If you are interested in setting up a Care Consultation, please call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email contact-sewi@alz.org. 

Social Engagement Opportunities

Take advantage of some of our social engagement opportunites:

Additional Online Resources


For questions or additional information, contact us at 800.272.3900 or email contact-sewi@alz.org.