Programs & Support

Programs

iPod Program – Now Available! Call 503-364-8100 to get signed up

For people with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, music can be good medicine. And the iPod is an easy (and fun) way to dispense that medicine!
The MUSIC & MEMORY℠ iPod Program is a remarkable method of personalized therapeutic music, using just an iPod.

Music NoteParticipants are happier, more social and less anxious.
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Music can not only improve the mood of people with neurological diseases, it can boost cognitive skills. Studies have shown that music has helped thousands of individuals struggling from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments reconnect with family, friends and caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Network is a Certified MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Center.

Alzheimer’s Network will be accepting donations of new or gently used iPod Nano’s or Shuffle’s, iTunes Gift Cards, CD’s, and monetary donations. If you are interested in donating to this project or would like more information, please call us at 503-364-8100.

Art Classes

Art provides a way for people with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease to communicate when words no longer work. Trained volunteers will guide participants and their caregivers through a 90-minute session. During the process of making art, participants will also have an opportunity to share conversation, creativity, story-telling and social interaction. Our art workshops will be open to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss, their family members, loved ones and caregivers. A caregiver or family member must be present. No respite available.

Registration is required. Registration is FREE. Space is limited! Call 503-364-8100 to register today!

Music Therapy Choir Classes

A fun, interactive music experience coordinated by a certified music therapist. No choir experience needed, just a love of music! Participants gain a positive connection to others using music and song. Our music therapy choir classes are open to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss, their family members, loved ones and caregivers. A caregiver or family member must be present. No respite available.

  • Please visit our online calendar for upcoming music therapy choir classes!

Registration is required. Registration is FREE. Space is limited! Call 503-364-8100 to register today!

Educational Classes

The Alzheimer’s Network also offers educational programs to those persons and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  Through presentations and discussions, we provide education, outreach, and support to persons in Marion and Polk Counties affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Please Click Here for More Information on the topics for the educational series.
You can also visit our Online Calendar to see Upcoming Classes

Memory Screening

Worried about memory problems? If you’ve been concerned about unusual forgetfulness, or having more trouble then normal concentrating, remembering names or previous conversations, take the time to schedule a memory screening. Memory screenings will be conducted by a trained screener. Each private screening will include a standardized test and takes approximately 15 minutes. These tests can help individuals determine whether a follow up visit with a physician is recommended.

We offer community memory screening days at least once a month. Please see our online calendar to find one near you. Memory screenings will be conducted in 20-minute sessions by trained screeners. To pre-register for the memory screening, please contact the number listed with the location to schedule an appointment. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. For additional information please contact the Alzheimer’s Network office.

*Memory screenings are now being offered by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Alzheimer’s Network office on an ongoing basis. Please call us at 503-364-8100 to sign up for a memory screening. Free of charge.

To view all of our upcoming classes and memory screenings, please visit our online calendar.

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Alzheimer's Network
1449 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97302

Phone: (503) 364-8100

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