Early Stage Support 2017-08-22T23:18:55+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 Alzheimer’s San Diego at 858.492.4400.

“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 Alzheimer’s San Diego at 858.492.4400.

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