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Education
Knowledge is power. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Understanding the challenges will help you take control. We can teach you strategies to manage day-to-day and continue to enjoy life. Consider joining the 4-session MindSet to share your experiences and learn from others. Access our community and family education programs to take charge of your disease.

The MindSet is a 4-week series of informative, engaging and supportive workshops for people with mild Alzheimer’s or a memory disorder. You will learn about the disease, share and learn coping strategies. You will also learn about volunteer and advocacy opportunities so that you can bring your voice to the call for research and programs. We can help you take charge of your world with the MindSet.

“Being a 53 year old recently diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's, the Power and Purpose program that I participated in reminded [me] of the things that I can still do and enjoy, and not to focus on the things that are diminishing. I highly recommend this program to anyone.”   —Mike

Education programs are available to you, family members and friends who would like to better understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s. Consider programs like Coping with Early Memory Loss, where you can fill in the gaps and understand medical and non-medical treatments and resources. Or Legal and Financial, offered by elder law attorneys as a first step to putting your personal and family economics in order to prepare for later financial challenges. And for your care partner, Living with Alzheimer’s, a 3-part workshop on coping strategies and practical answers to questions about care planning.

Visit the AlzToday calendar to find programs in your area, or call 800.272.3900.

We also offer online options for education and support programs that you can access at your convenience.
Engagement

“Herb and I are so grateful to you and the Alzheimer's Association. Although we have only become involved within the past year, it has already added so much to our lives. Meeting new people, attending social events, or engaging in an arts and crafts project for a night has given us a new perspective and hope. We are on a journey, but we are not alone. Thank you!”    —Nancy (care partner)
Exercise your body and mind. Join with others for theater, sports, music, discussion groups and more. Our online events calendar connects you with activities in your community. Give yourself the benefit of new activities; find new meaning in life by taking advantage of volunteer opportunities.

Increasingly, researchers are finding that staying physically, mentally and socially active can have a positive impact on the progression of Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. We do not have a cure, yet, but you can improve the quality of your life.

Plan to do something fun—and good for you. We can offer suggestions for activities in your area, or join us for a variety of free events including American Repertory Theater productions, guided tours of local civic and cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Arnold Arboretum. Or choose from yoga sessions, art workshops, lectures and more. Do you have other interests? We welcome your ideas for new programs. Call us at 800.272.3900 or visit the AlzToday calendar.

Consultation
“As hard as it is to accept what health situations can bring, we are so grateful for the wonderful program that my sister has been able to get support from. It all began with a consultant who educated us on what was offered and attainable for a precious part of our lives."   —Family Member


We can help you choose the path that meets your needs with your own personal plan of action. Speak with an Alzheimer’s Association trained consultant, in-person or by phone, to address your unique concerns and prepare for the future. Consultations are free of charge.

Our Consultation is a supportive service that can help you and your family to develop a road map to navigate through the many thoughts, emotions, and questions you may have. Consultation can be useful whether you or someone you love has just been diagnosed or if you have been impacted by a diagnosis for some time. You will receive valuable one-on-one assistance that will enable you to better understand the disease, manage the symptoms, and live life today. Consultations take place in-person and/or by phone depending on your location and preference and include assistance in:

  • Identifying your current needs and goals
  • Developing an action plan
  • Problem-solving surrounding symptom management
  • Learning more about the disease and anticipated progression
  • Ongoing support and follow-up
Ask about our consultations. They are confidential and free.
Advocacy
You can be a powerful voice for research and programs that will make a difference. We can help you to become an effective advocate for Alzheimer’s issues. No one understands this disease like the person who is living it.

Do it for the cause. Do it for yourself. Advocates uniformly tell us that the ability to speak out and educate others is freeing, satisfying, and significantly changes the way they feel about their own lives.

“Advocacy provides me with the feeling that I am fighting back against this disease, in order to protect my children and grandchildren. Also, by showing that it's possible to live with Alzheimer's, I can try to encourage other Alzheimer's patients and their families."    — Allen

What is an advocate? Advocates are the frontline for fighting Alzheimer’s. They bring their personal story to those who can influence public policy, research initiatives, and support for the Alzheimer’s cause.

We offer an advocacy organizer who matches your interests and comfort level with potential opportunities; and we provide training and support for public speaking. From small group discussions to testifying at the State House and on Capitol Hill in Washington, advocates have helped moved the cause. In the past two years we have seen legislation passed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that will improve the quality of care for those with Alzheimer’s, impact legal guardianship, and put in place a state-wide plan to fight Alzheimer’s. On the national front, an unprecedented increase in research spending and support for family caregivers was signed into law by President Obama in January 14.

Advocates who prefer to work in non-political forums are speaking at events such as film screenings, trainings for medical professionals, and fundraising programs like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Call us at 800.272.3900 to learn about opportunities.
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