Memory Matters has launched comprehensive virtual programming to meet the growing needs of those with memory loss and their families.

The local nonprofit organization provides memory care and promotes brain wellness through education, programs and support for individuals, caregivers and the community,

The live virtual classes and expanded virtual programming enable those with various stages of cognitive impairment and their caregivers to continue to benefit from the programs and services that Memory Matters offers, from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Virtual programming includes support groups (offering separate groups for men and women, as well as co-ed groups), baseline memory screening, and individual counseling and music therapy (both via telehealth).

Virtual live classes are available also, for individuals with varying stages of memory loss. The 2 1/2-hour classes meet twice a week, and provide individuals with a way to continue to benefit from the stimulation, socialization and support of in-person classes – without having to leave their homes.

At the same time, these classes provide caregivers with five hours per week of respite care, enabling them to do other things while their loved one is engaged in the online classes.

There are two different options for the virtual classes: Connections Classes are for those experiencing early cognitive changes, and the Compass Program is for those with mild to moderate memory loss.

For more information, visit mymemorymatters.org or call 843-842-6688.