AUSTIN — Beginning Tuesday, the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter will offer an eight-week program geared toward supporting and educating people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.

This free program will discuss the changes they will experience as the disease progresses, planning for the future, understanding medications and maintaining independence, among other themes. The group will be led by licensed clinical social worker Suzanne Oliver, and will foster community among its participants. The group will be held via conference call, to ensure convenience and accessibility for all participants.

The first meeting is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and runs Tuesdays through May 21. A prescreening interview is required to register; those interested may call (512) 241-0420 to sign up.

For more information about the chapter’s services and resources, go to

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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