Memory Club

Wilder Foundation’s Memory Club is a support group designed for people with early-stage dementia and their care partners. The 10-session program, provides information about memory loss and resources for coping with it in a supportive atmosphere. Memory Club sessions are structured so that people with dementia and their care partners meet together as a large group, as well as separately in peer groups. This approach allows time for the large group to talk about issues they face together and peer groups to share unique experiences with one another. The Memory Club is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Highlights

  • Care partners feel more effective
  • Increased focus on planning for the future
  • Persons with memory loss feel more effective in daily tasks
  • Decrease in care partners' depression

How to Access

Wilder’s Memory Club is available to individuals diagnosed with early stage dementia and their care partners who live in the East Metro area. Diagnosis of dementia in its early stages presents a window of opportunity when the individual with memory loss can still participate in decision making. A screening for registration is required; criteria including having insight about the memory loss and an MMSE score of 18 or higher. A sliding fee scale is available. Memory Club meets at the Wilder Community Center for Aging (650 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul).

Contact

For information about an upcoming Memory Club, contact Caregiver Services at 651-280-2273 or caregiving@wilder.org.  
 

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