Early Stage Support 2017-06-21T00:26:10+00:00

Diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or early stage dementia?

Maintain Your Memory  ■  Slow Your Decline
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a research-proven, medication-free program designed to improve memory and slow the progression of early dementia.

What is CST & how does it work?

CST focuses on exercising the brain in order to retain skills through the “use it or lose it” theory. Participants will attend two group sessions a week at Alzheimer’s San Diego for the 7-week series. Each session will guide participants through a variety of mental stimulation exercises proven to improve memory, attention, reasoning and language skills.

  • Language skills: naming, word finding, comprehension

  • Concentration

  • Memory and mood

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • Social skills

  • Quality of life

Schedule your enrollment interview today!  858.492.4400

“CST should be routinely given to all people with early stage dementia.” -World Alzheimer’s Report 2011

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Take Charge is a specialized program designed to help you, your friends and family understand what to expect, how to plan for the future and connect with others on the same journey.

*Offered in the Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter

Sessions will cover:

  • Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and memory loss
  • Partnering with your physician and building a care team
  • Programs and Services available through Alzheimer’s San Diego and the community
  • Legal planning
  • Staying active and living your best life
  • Research update, clinical trials and future approaches
  • A brief interview is required for enrollment.

A brief interview is required for enrollment. For more information, contact Kelly Rein, MSW at 858-966-3291

“It was wonderful to meet and be around people who are in the same situation. We felt overwhelmed until we started coming to these meetings.” – Take Charge Graduate

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Join others who understand what you are going through for support, information and education. Two sessions meet at the same time in different rooms; one for those with MCI or dementia and the other for their care partners.

*Offered twice monthly on Fridays.

For more information or to reserve a spot in the group, please contact Kelly Rein, MSW 858-966-3291.

* This program is designed for persons with early stage dementia to attend with their care partner(s)