Alzheimer's Support Network of Naples, Florida

The Early Stage Group

The Next Early Stage Group will meet in Feb of 2013. 
If you are interested in signing up, please contact Marianne Troy at (239) 262-8388.

The Early Stage Group is an eight week course for couples. We meet once a week for a comprehensive 90 minute discussion. These groups are by registration only. Due to the in depth and intensive work that occurs, these groups will not be appropriate for everyone. We know, however, that those couples who do graduate from the Early Stage Groups are armed with vital tools.

If you have been through this group and wish to write some words of encouragement to others, please do so. You may send you comments to
clarke@alzsupport.org.  This would be a great service. 

 Each Early Stage Group is designed to best benefit those who attend (typically 6-8 couples).  Below is an example of the Workbook we have developed.   This is a collection of useful articles and other information.  How we divide up the session is voted on by each group, but typically takes a form similar to what is listed below.


EARLY STAGE WORKBOOK (Nov 2010)
(Click on a Catagory to open)

COMMUNICATION

MEDICAL ASPECTS

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PLANNING

EMERGENCY PLANNING

SAFETY ISSUES

TOLERANCE

 CAREGIVER WELLNESS AND OPTIMISM