A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease can be terrifying—for your loved one and for you. There’s a great deal to understand and learn how to manage. Fortunately, there are excellent resources available and plenty of support. Here in Southern New England, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Massachusetts and New Hampshire chapter offers a wealth of free educational workshops.
Programs range from basic introductions, including classes for those with mild or early memory loss, to professional training. You can find an overview here and a monthly calendar of programs and events here.
This flier gives a great summary of what’s available:
Remember: You’re not alone. The more you learn about Alzheimer’s, the better you and your loved one will be able to manage the journey.
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