Learning Together: Early Stage Alzheimer’s Program

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you are not alone.

There are people who understand what you are going through, and help is available.
There is much you can do in the early stage to cope with the changes ahead.

 Learning Together  is a seven-session series designed to educate individuals living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and their care partners about the disease and how to live well with a diagnosis. At each session a different topic is presented by a healthcare professional. Sample topics include: early memory loss, medical and Alzheimer’s research information, legal and financial planning and the next steps.   The program is recommended for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.

We asked LeVita L. Marshall to share about her experience participating in the Learning Together program.

LeVita’s father-in- law was diagnosed about 8 years ago and is now in late stage Alzheimer’s. Rosey Marshall is her mother-in- law was recently diagnosed as well 18 months ago. When asked, “If you were having coffee with someone who asked if they should participate in the group, what would you say to them?” LeVita says,

Absolutely! Dementia is such a complex illness. It takes an entire village to treat and cope with the symptoms. Don’t go about this alone!

How did you find out about the Alzheimer’s Association?

Driving by, my husband works in the area.

Why did you decide to participate in the Learning Together Program?

We needed an outlet for my mother-in- law and resources for the family.

What did you learn in the program that you didn’t know before that you think everyone should know?

The power of attorney and HIPAA forms.

Share an example of something you shared in the group that other members of the group found helpful.

The perspective of having both parents that are suffering with Dementia/Alzheimer’s while being in the “sandwich generation.”

What was your favorite session?

Maintaining Cognitive Skills

What skill or tool did you gain that has allowed you to make more empowered choices?

The pharmacology session has helped us to make decisions about the next medications we are looking at to speak with our neurologist.


If you or someone you know is an individual living with a diagnosis or their care partners  and are looking to learn more about the disease and how to live well with a diagnosis, please join us for the Learning Together progam. At each session a different topic is presented by a healthcare professional.

○ Who: Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a family member, care partner, or friend.
○ What: Learning Together is a seven-session series designed to educate individuals living with a diagnosis and their care partners about the disease and how to live well with a diagnosis. At each session a different topic is presented by a healthcare professional. Sample topics include: early memory loss, medical and research information, legal and financial planning and the next steps.
○ When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
○ Where: The Alzheimer’s Association office, located at 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087
○ For more information or to register, email earlystagehouston@alz.org or call our helpline at 800-272-3900.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.