APRIL 23, 2014

Innovative program helps people with early stage memory loss

Bookmark and Share

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with early-stage dementia or the beginnings of memory loss? Do you have questions or concerns about how to handle these changes? If so, EPIC is designed for you and your care partner.

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter’s EPIC (Early-stage Partners In Care) program is a 8-week workshop series for both the person with early memory loss and their care partner together.  EPIC is designed to assist people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners by providing free early-stage related education and training workshops aimed at reducing stress, enhancing well-being, and helping manage challenges.

“Participants will learn about communication, managing stress, and planning for the future,” shared Simon Nicolia, Early Stage Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Central Arizona Region. “In addition, staff will work with participants to identify and address specific issues unique to their situation, helping to ensure the workshop information can be effectively applied.”

A class is being planned for Scottsdale in early May.  There is no charge for the EPIC program.  However, there is a pre-registration process and seating is limited.  To learn more about this opportunity, please call Simon at the Alzheimer’s Association at 602-528-0545 Ext. 229.

The Alzheimer’s Association® is the only national health and social service organization dedicated to research, and to providing support and assistance to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers. Founded in 1980, the association works through a network of more than 80 chapters across the country.

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter provides programs and services to tens of thousands of families including Helpline – a 24/7 assistance line, MedicAlert®+Safe Return®, Family Care Consultation, Support Groups, Education, Early Stage Programming and Legislative Advocacy.

Visit www.alz.org/dsw.