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Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program

The Alzheimer’s Association® is launching a new resource across the country to help people living in the early-stage of Alzheimer’s remain mentally and socially active post diagnosis. After a pilot funded by MetLife foundation in select markets nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program is now being offered in Salt Lake County.

Traditionally, people have been diagnosed later in the progression of Alzheimer’s, so many dementia-related programs have been more focused on serving people in the middle-stage of the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages early detection so that families can plan for the future together and take advantage of available resources. With earlier detection, individuals in the early stage are seeking more opportunities for appropriate social engagement where they can interact and connect with others facing similar challenges.

If you are interested in learning more about the Early-Stage Social Engagement Program, please contact Kate Nederostek, Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, at 801.265.1944 or knederostek@alz.org.

Dr. John “Keoni” Kauwe will be speaking on the Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Implications for a Clinical Diagnosis twice during the month of November 2013.  Please call Laura at 801.525.5057 for details.

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