Dementia & Memory Services

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, or other dementia. Early diagnosis of dementia is important because it provides greater access to treatment interventions; helps people make better informed decisions about legal, financial, and future care plans; and provides individuals and their families with practical information and resources.

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT offers many services for individuals and their families/caregivers who have concerns related to dementia.

Dementia Pic 1Quarterly Dementia Education Series

This series is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association for caregivers, families, and individuals with dementia. Topics for the Quarterly Dementia Education Series include:

  • Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Effective Communication Strategies/ Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
  • Activities of Daily Living and Community Mobility
  • Coping for Caregivers

Neuropsychological Services

Neuropsychological services:

  • Provide focused cognitive diagnostic evaluations to assist with early identification and diagnosis of dementia
  • Help to clarify the cause of a person’s memory and cognitive difficulties and the type of dementia a person may be experiencing
  • Offer treatment recommendations and other resources that may be available

Dementia Pic 2Case Management Services

Case management services:

  • Provide advocacy and support for individuals with dementia and their caregivers/families
  • Connect individuals in need with available services and other resources
  • Assist with completing applications for public assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, Social Security Benefits, and other programs

Speech Therapy Services

Speech therapy services:

  • Provide strategies to help with language and communication difficulties
  • Address eating, drinking, and/or swallowing difficulties
  • Identify strategies to help with memory and processing difficulties

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy services:

  • Address difficulty with dressing, bathing, toileting, cooking, and other activities of daily living
  • Work to reduce challenges associated with coordination difficulties, weakness, and limited movement
    Identify strategies to help with attention, memory, and executive functioning

Dementia Pic 3Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapy services:

  • Reduce muscle stiffness and pain
  • Help improve muscle strength and endurance
  • Address balance and gait (walking) difficulties

Fall Screenings

Fall screenings are performed by our physical and occupational therapists to assess person’s risk of falling and offer strategies to prevent falls and reduce injury.

Click here to view our Dementia & Memory Services brochureFor more information or to get started with our autism services, please contact us at 860-270-0600 x100 or

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