Northwest NEWS

September 3, 2001

School

Classes to target memory loss problems

A new group now forming in Bothell will give people experiencing symptoms of early stage memory loss a chance to meet others in the same situation. The free nine-session program, offered by the Alzheimer's Association Western and Central Washington Chapter in cooperation with Woodinville Adult Day Health and Northshore Adult Day Center will meet at the Riverside Landing Senior Apartments, in Bothell, from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Sept. 25. Participants will meet weekly with trained facilitators to learn strategies for managing day-to-day life, maintain self-esteem, and finding out about what 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 (206) 783-6600 or 1-800-848-7097. Participants should be aware of their memory loss and be able to verbalize their concerns and exhibit insight. There is no cost for participants.