Alzheimer’s Association Supports Early Stage Programs

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In response to the growing need, The Alzheimer’s Association has created programs and services specifically to support those who are newly diagnosed or in the early to middle stages of the disease.

“Increasingly, we are hearing more and more from this population,” stated Amy French, program manager for the local Alzheimer’s Association. “In response, we have created local programs to empower those living in the early stages of the disease to move past the feeling of isolation that often comes with a diagnosis and onto planning, preparing, receiving support and living their best life after diagnosis,” Ms. French explained.

“Living With Alzheimer’s” is an 8-week support and education program that will begin April 8. In addition to engagement and support, this program will address questions such as:

  • What should I expect as the disease progresses?
  • How should I plan for my future?
  • How do I live day to day?
  • What resources are available through the Alzheimer's Association?

For more information on this program contact Amy French at afrench@alz.org, or 800/272-3900 

“Education and support for those in the early stage of dementia is essential in learning to manage this disease,” French stated. “We welcome and encourage all who need or want to be involved in these programs.”

Social isolation is experienced by both the person with dementia and the caregiver.  “Let’s Sing From Memory,” a social engagement program for those affected by dementia, will launch Tuesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church.  Initiated by a group of volunteers from Christ United Methodist Church, this program provides social engagement for people with dementia and their caregivers. It is free and open to anyone who is interested. To register or for more information contact Wayne Evans at wevans3@comcast.net, or call 892-9363.

For more information on early-stage programs and on Alzheimer’s disease, call 800/272-3900. The Alzheimer’s Association is located at 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 22 Chattanooga, TN.


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