created at: 2013-11-15We all forget things. How many of us wonder if losing the car keys signals the beginning of Alzheimer’s? And if you or a loved one did receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related disorder, how would your world change?

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders can now be diagnosed earlier in the disease process than ever before, sometimes when people have very few symptoms. An increasing number of people live with the diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. But despite breakthroughs in diagnosis, there still is no cure. Often, the stigma of dementia isolates people just when they need support the most.

On Sunday, December 8, Jewish Family & Children’s Service and the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter will join forces to offer a one-day conference, Joining Our Voices. This conference is designed for individuals and family members affected by early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related disorder and professionals who work with them.

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