Early Stage Services2018-10-05T13:13:07+00:00

Early Stage Services

Learning to live well with dementia starts with empowering yourself with the right information, resources and connections.  We can help address your growing concerns, enable earlier treatment, and empower you and your loved ones to plan for the future, including financial and legal matters.

Living Well with Early Memory Loss

A 4-week educational support series, this program is designed for adults (and their care partners and families) experiencing early stage symptoms of memory loss due to mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.

Participants explore subjects related to memory loss, such as:

  • Medications
  • Coping techniques
  • Family and social relationships
  • Planning for the future

Upcoming meetings:

  • Fullerton: Begins Wednesday, October 10 – October 31, 2018
  • Irvine: Begins Wednesday, November 7 – 28, 2018
  • Laguna Woods: Wednesdays, January 9 – 30, 2019
  • Garden Grove: Wednesdays, February 6 – 27, 2019
  • Irvine: Wednesdays, March 6 – 27, 2019

6-week Savvy Caregiver Program

6-Weeks Savvy Caregiver Program is an evidence-based, 12-hour training, designed to better equip family caregivers of loved ones in moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Upcoming series:

  • Irvine: Begins Wednesdays, September 13 – October 18, 2018
  • Garden Grove: Begins Tuesdays, October 2 – November 6, 2018
  • San Juan Capistrano: Begins Mondays, October 8 – November 12, 2018

Early Memory Loss Discussion Group

Extend the benefits of the early memory loss educational group and take part in a topic-focused discussion group. This group meets twice a month using experiences and challenges of each family to promote discussion.

Our Gang Clubhouse

Join our twice monthly, mind-stimulating activities and social gathering for people with memory loss and their care partners. Enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere; meet others living with memory loss and benefit from optional support groups.

Participants engage in social, cultural and art activities at places like:

  • Bowers Museum
  • Art and music classes
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Irvine Ranch Conservancy

  • Docent-led tours of Orange County landmarks such as Lyon Air Museum, Casa Romantica, and John Wayne Airport

  • And more…

Please contact Donna Velarde, LCSW at donna.velarde@alzoc.org or 949.757.3759 for more information about our Early Memory Loss programs and services.

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