Resources for persons with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, early stage Alzheimer's or a related diagnosis
Memory Cafés Meetings
Connect with others weekly who have a diagnosis and are navigating life.
- The NEW Statewide Memory Café is scheduled for Tuesdays at 10 a.m. CST/11 a.m. EST.
- The Knox Regional Memory Café will connect on Thursdays at 10 a.m. EST.
To participate by phone: Dial 1 (866) 423-8755. When prompted, enter the access code 275547#
Live Well Acadmy, at www.alzTennessee.org/livewell is a wonderful series of short 3 to 5-minute videos for persons with a diagnosis to hear from others who have managed to live well with their diagnosis. It provides incredible insight for all of us to hear directly from those living with Alzheimer's. Thousands have been watching these powerful "in their own words" videos.
These videos feature experts sharing about topics that all of us will appreciate - from relaxation techniques to music therapy to chair exercises. A new video will be available online every Friday.
Visit www.alztennessee.org/help/enrichment and sign up to receive weekly notices. Our first Enrichment Session this Friday will focus on our feelings surrounding this strange time - and why we may all be experiencing grief.
Emergency Help for Families
We have reached out to hospital personnel, first responders, law enforcement agencies, senior facilities and others to offer help should a primary caregiver be hospitalized or isolated because of COVID-19. We have resource information for healthcare providers and families and are prepared to help family members who may be placed in a situation for the first time to provide support or care for an individual with cognitive impairment.
To find tips for staying healthy and maintaining well-being during the coronavirus outbreak, the CDC website is being continually updated.