Early Stage Memory Loss Program

Prepare for the road ahead. Learn how to cope with memory loss.

The Early Stage Memory Loss Program is an annual supportive group seminar series for individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Sessions are led by Smith Alzheimer's Center at SIU Medicine professionals, and feature expert information and advice for both persons with memory loss and their families. At each meeting, the group meets for an educational session followed by separate support group sessions, one for persons with memory loss and one for family caregivers.

Who can participate?

Persons with an early stage memory loss diagnosis, who are able to communicate and function in a group setting without assistance, are eligible to participate, along with a care partner. To inquire about being referred to the Early Stage Memory Loss group, see contact information below.

How long is the series?

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield, a fully accessible facility. The seminar series is nine weeks, following by five monthly "graduate group" meetings.

No cost to participate

The Early Stage Memory Loss Program is offered without cost to participants. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, it is offered in many communities nationwide. The Smith Alzheimer's Center provides staffing for the Springfield-based program.

For more information, contact: