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Early Stage Program
Early Stage Program

Alzheimer’s Family Center is currently closed to onsite patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are offering services remotely through our Center Without Walls. Services include our Concierge Program, Temporary Alternative Services, Zoom Activities Program, Group and Individual Therapy and free Caregiver Counseling. Call (714) 593-9630 

AFC’s early stage program: happier,
healthier days, right from the start.

If your loved one is showing signs of memory loss – or has been diagnosed with early stage memory loss – there is something you can do: Take action now.

There are many positive, life-enriching things that can happen during the early stages of memory loss. But time is of the essence.

New and stimulating connections for early stage dementia patients.
We call our early stage program the New Connections Club. And that name says a lot. Research shows that making new connections – physically, mentally and socially – is a vital aspect of improving the quality of life for people with dementia, and may also help slow the progression of disease.

The New Connections Club is ideal for early-stage individuals with the desire and ability to engage in a physically and mentally challenging program of research-based therapeutic activities, including cognitive skill classes.

The New Connections Club is built around medical, rehabilitative, psychosocial, and nutritional benefits based on an individualized plan of care within the context of a stimulating recreational program.

Your loved one will benefit from compassionate direct care, socialization, therapeutic interventions, and medical oversight delivered through a person-centered approach and individual plan of care.

In addition to English, program services are offered in Spanish and Vietnamese. (Many other languages are available if needed.) Transportation is available to and from Alzheimer’s Family Center throughout Orange County and surrounding areas.

Learn more about AFC’s New Connections Club.


  • Basic First Aid
  • Medication administration, monitoring
    and assessment
  • Coordination with primary physician
    and caregiver
  • Medical referrals

Social Work

  • Case management
  • Appropriate activities assessment
  • Individualized education on stages of dementia
  • Early-stage support group led by Masters level clinician

Personal Care

  • Personal assistance geared toward patient needs
  • Incontinence care
  • Collaboration with each patient’s physician to ensure optimal care.


  • Planned schedule of independent and group activities
  • Exercise, games and creative arts
  • Pet therapy and gardening
  • Dakim brain fitness computers
  • Walks and outings
  • Music Therapy


  • Balanced meals meeting nutritional standards for older adults
  • Nutritional guidance for special diets, maintaining healthy weight, etc.


  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy

Mental Health

  • Consultation with licensed psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker
  • Individual, couples and family counseling services*

Medical Supervision

  • Oversight by medical director and pharmacist
  • Collaboration with each patient’s physician to ensure optimal care.

Care Planning & Ongoing Assessments

  • Individual plan of care is updated every six months based on multidisciplinary patient assessments


  • Transportation coordination services

*Additional fees apply. Scholarships available.

Visit Alzheimer’s Family Center.
Alzheimer’s Family Center is currently closed to onsite patients due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schedule a home visit.
An experienced, professional social worker will visit your home to gather a thorough history, determine care needs, and provide a full range of resources.

You can reach an Admissions Social Worker at (714) 593-1844.


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