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Early Stage Programs



Living with Alzheimer's disease

The diagnosis of early memory loss 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 and your care partner 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 in your life.

Dates and locations: See the Calendar


Understanding Early Memory Loss

Are you or someone you know concerned with changes in your memory?

If so, please attend Understanding Early Memory Loss. In this two-hour Alzheimer's Association workshop you will learn:

• About memory loss, including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
• Common symptoms
• Strategies for coping
• Resources, programs and services available to you.

Dates and locations: See the Calendar



Fighting Dementia Through Joyful Living

This program series, "Fighting Dementia through Joyful Living", is designed to help those in the early stages of living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias live a full, joyful life.

Living a healthy life with Alzheimer's disease involves maintaining your physical, emotional, social and spiritual health.

Who should attend:
The program is for individuals with early stage dementia and their friends and family.

Dates and locations: See the Calendar


Joyful Living Series: Creating Moments of Joy
This is an invitation for care partners of individuals with MCI or early stage dementia to join a 10 week discussion group that will center on the book CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY. We will touch on several of the chapters that offer invaluable tools to help the care partner understand and face key dilemmas that seem to change on a daily basis. The author, Jolene Brackey, offers approaches for creating moments of joy for both the care partner and the individual with dementia. We will meet for 10 weeks starting 6/1/16 and ending 8/3/16. You don’t need to commit to all ten weeks. We hope the discussions will provide you support and a feeling of commonality. Please consider registering to become a part of our group.

Who should attend:
Care partners of individuals with MCI or early stage dementia.

Dates and locations: See the Calendar



Every effort has been made to offer a complete listing of early stage services. This list is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement from the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter. For more information, please call our toll-free Helpline at 1-800-272-3900, or click here to send an E-Helpline request.


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