Northwest NEWS

February 19, 2001

Local News

Early Stage Memory Loss Group

A new group now forming in the Bothell/Northshore area will give people experiencing symptoms of early stage memory loss a chance to meet others in the same situation. The nine-session program, offered by the Alzheimer's Association Western and Central Washington State Chapter in cooperation with Northshore Senior Center, Northshore Adult Day Center, and the Woodinville Adult Day Center, will meet at Riverside Landing Senior Apartments, 10130 West Riverside Drive, Bothell, from 1 to 3 p.m., beginning March 13. Participants will meet with trained facilitators to learn strategies for managing day-to-day life, how to cope with changes in family and social relationships, and legal and financial preparations they will want to make. A concurrent group for families or companions will meet nearby.
   Space is limited, so pre-registration is necessary by calling Patricia Hunter at the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-848-7097. Participants should be aware of their memory loss, be able to verbalize their concerns and exhibit insights. There is no cost for participants.