Most of the Alzheimer’s meetings and conferences I’ve been to here in Florida are for caregivers – persons with dementia accompanying the caregivers were put in “daycare.”
But some with early stage dementia have started to assert their rights to take charge of their lives and care, and are involved in organizing events tailored to their needs. Here are three such events:
2007 Early Stage Memory Disorders Forum
The Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter
April 11, 2007 New York, New York
forMemory First Annual Get Together
Workshops and roundtable discussions for people with early onset Alzheimer’s disease
May 4-8, 2007 Madison, Wisconsin
(contact Chris Baum VanRyzin at firstname.lastname@example.org for information)
“Living Our Lives, Planning Our Futures”
Early Memory Loss Forum
Alzheimer’s Association – California Southland
October 27, 2007 Los Angeles, California
[I’ll post more information on this when it’s available].
Please let me know if there are other events I should add to this list!