I'll be heading out to Los Angeles later this month to attend the Early Memory Loss Forum organized by my friends Rich Bozanich and Jay Smith. Both Rich and Jay have Alzheimer's. As far as I know, this is the first large-scale event organized for people with dementia by people with dementia.
There's a great article (free registration required) in today's LA Times about Rich and Jay's efforts.
To register for the October 27th "Living Our Lives, Planning Our Futures" early memory loss forum, call (323) 900-3180 or go to www.alzla.org/earlystageforum.