Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Program Begins April 15

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave the person with the disease feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn for information and support. In response to the growing need, the Alzheimer’s Association has created programs and services specifically to support those who are newly diagnosed and their caregivers

“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 stage 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,” French explained.

“Living With Alzheimer’s” is an 8-week support and education program that will begin April 15.  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? 

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


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