Alzheimer’s: Things You Can Do This Month


1. Do a Memory Screening

If you suspect that you or a loved one are in the early stages of memory loss—Adult Day Health Napa Valley offers an evidence-based screening tool to detect memory changes overtime. It's a free community service and takes less than an hour to complete.

Find out more about Memory Screenings

2. Sign up for Brain Fitness or Mind Boosters

Brain Fitness is an in-person program designed for those who are concerned about memory changes and want to be proactive in maintaining their brain health. Classes are held at Rianda House, Saint Helena. Mind Boosters is a fun way to enhance your memory while enjoying social activities with your peers. It is offered on an online and an in-person format at Community Health Napa Valley.

To find out if these programs are suitable for your needs, please contact Melissa Gerard at 707-815-6258 or

3. Attend a Health Fair

On June 5th, discover a wealth of resources and services right here in your community at the Providence Community Health Fair, hosted by The Meadows of Napa Valley. Whether you’re interested in senior services, mental health support, estate planning, or seeking valuable information to support your health and well-being, this event is tailored for you. This is a free community event with a special informational session on elder abuse.

Find out how you can attend.

4. Tune into “Dealing with Dementia”

Dealing With Dementia is a regular local radio segment featuring Melissa Gerard, Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center Program Manager, covering all aspects of Alzheimer's and dementia. The segment is offered on KVON 1440 AM at 1:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

Listen to a past episode

5. Make or Update Your Advance Care Directive

An Advance Care Directive is a legal document that provide instructions for medical care and only go into effect if you cannot communicate your own wishes. While it is recommended that all adults to have one in place, it becomes more important with age to ensure your health care wishes are honored if you cannot speak for yourself.

To find out more, contact Jeanne at 707-251-2011

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