Early Diagnosis Resources

It can be overwhelming to have a dementia diagnosis. While living with memory loss will be challenging, there are steps you can take now to live well in your future.

24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline is FREE, social worker staffed and translation is available.

The Alzheimer’s Association assists with dementia care, support groups and research. Local chapters available across the United States. Services are FREE.

Alzheimer’s Association Website Alzheimer’s Association En Español

Support Services

Community Living Connections

A program that helps adults, families, and professionals facing aging and disability issues get the information and support they need to make informed decisions.

Call Toll-Free 1-855-567-0252

Washington Community Living Connections

Neighborhood Senior Centers

Regional Senior Centers to offer support services at any age or point in the healthcare journey.

Directory of Seattle/King County Senior Centers

Free Classes for Newly Diagnosed Patients

Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps

A FREE introductory class for people recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Run by an expert panel including peer mentors who share strategies for living well with memory loss.

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Living With Memory Loss: A Basic Guide

Caregiver Support

Powerful tools for Caregivers

An education program that provides general support for people caring for loved ones with chronic conditions.

Powerful Tools

Safety

Crisis Management

Sound Generations Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (GRAT) offers outreach, comprehensive assessment and early intervention for aging adults who are escalating toward crisis. Offers guidance with options for older adults 55 and up and their families on their aging journey.

Geriatric Regional Assessment Team

Participate in Research

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

The University of Washington’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center/Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) conducts a number of Alzheimer’s or dementia specific clinical trials, many of which are open for enrollment. Visit the ADRC website to get a list of trials currently enrolling research participants.

ADRC

Social Connections

Momentia Seattle

Momentia is a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community in Puget Sound.

MOMENTIA

Neighborhood Senior Centers

Inclusive communities that provide social, physical, and educational activities focused around the needs of older adults. Find the closest senior center to your neighborhood:

Directory of Seattle/King County Senior Centers

The Memory Hub

A dementia-specific community center located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. The Memory Hub offers a wide range of in-person and virtual education, support, and wellness programs for people with memory loss and their families.

The Memory Hub

Living with Memory Loss

Hear about the value of joining a community or support group