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Tiffany Cloud-Mann, Vice President of Programs, discusses the difference between
Alzheimer's and Dementia in above video.

Education programs are listed by region and updated monthly.
Middle Tennessee
Highland Rim



Middle Tennessee


Every presentation we discuss the basics of Alzheimer's disease, the 10 Warning
Signs, Caregiver Stress and the services of the Alzheimer's Association. Anyone
is welcome to attend. Brown bag your lunch or dinner. If you cannot attend a live
presentation, you can watch and listen to all of our presentations here.

Registration is requested.
To register or for more information contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann or
call 800.272.3900.

September 21

2 p.m.

The Basics of Alzheimer's

The Hearth at Franklin
1035 Fulton Greer Lane
Franklin TN

September 29

 11:30 a.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Vantage Pointe Independent Living
2035 Vantage Point
Ashland City, TN

If you are a part of a group that would like to have someone come speak, please
contact us. We have several new presentations to offer on Effective
Communication Strategies, Healthy Habits for a Healthier You and Understanding
and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.


Health Fairs
We will be attending the following health fairs:

Boomer Plus Health & Wellness
September 12 9a.m. - 2 p.m.

Senior Strides: Health Expo
September 19
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Blakeford's 4th annual WellLife Fair
Green Hills
September 30
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Early Stage Services

September TBD
Join us for bowling and lunch
Tusculum Strike and Spare (5315 Nolensville Road, Nashville)
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

October 23
Join us for a guided tour, an exciting art class and lunch.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (919 Broadway Nashville)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Memory Cafe
September 21 2 p.m.
St. Clair Senior Center
325 St. Clair St. Murfreesboro

Socialize over coffee and cake with others in early stages of Alzheimer's or
other dementias.


SAVE THE DATE: Fall Caregiver Conference in partnership with
Mental Health America of Middle TN
                                  Friday, September 11 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                                  First Baptist Nashville


Highland Rim Area



Call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten for more information.


If you are a part of a group that would like to have someone come to speak,
please contact us.

We will be at the following events this month:



These free educational opportunities can be accessed by any computer. To register
please email your full name and zip code to the presenter.


Early Stage Services


We are in the process of finding partners for early stage services. If you are
interested in partnering with us to set up an early stage service, please call
800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten.

Advocacy Volunteers Needed

The work of ending Alzheimer's takes a team approach.  We need help making
face-to-face meetings, writing letters in community papers, and sending Tweets
and Facebook post to legislators!!  The Alzheimer Ambassador
Program is designed to enhance the Alzheimer’s Association’s federal government
relations efforts by building relationships with decision-makers and their staff
& holding them accountable to their commitments to fighting Alzheimer’s.

The Congressional Advocacy Team consists of 2-3 individuals assigned per
congressional district to assist their Ambassador in making visits and contacts with
the MOC (Member of Congress). The time commitment for this role would most
likely be 1-2 hours per month. If you are interested in this role please send a short
letter of interest to


Support Group Facilitator Training

We would like to train more facilitators for our support groups in
South Central Tennessee.
Please contact Teka Moten for more information at 800.272.3900.

Volunteer Presenter Training
South Central programs are training volunteers to do our common program
plans around Middle Tennessee. If you are interested in becoming an Alzheimer's
Association volunteer presenter, please send a letter of interest to Teka Moten.


Northeast Tennessee


We have a new weekly Lunch & Learn series, quick 30-45 minute training sessions by webinar and phone.
These sessions are designed so that caregivers and professionals can access them from any location.  
Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

 October 7

 12 p.m.

 What is Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)?

 October 14

12  p.m.

 What is Vascular Dementia?

 October 21

 12 p.m.

 What is Frontotemporal (FTD)?

 October 28

 12- 12:15 p.m.

 Behavioral & Psychiatric Alzheimer's Symptoms


Support Group Facilitator Training
If you are interested in facilitating a support group in your area please send a letter
of interest to

Volunteer Presenter Training
Northeast Tennessee and Virginia programs are gearing up to train volunteers to
do our common programs plans around the area. If interested send a letter of
interest to


West Tennessee



Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

Monthly educational webinars will be available on various topics and can be
accessed on any computer. To register for these free online workshops, email
the presenter with your full name and zip code.

Praise in Purple

An initiative where we are partnering with the Faith Based Community to bring
awareness to Alzheimer's disease. Your congregation or organization can participate
by wearing purple any weekend of your choosing and incorporating the fight to end
Alzheimer’s into your service. It could be a health fair, educational program or prayer
for our community.

For more information about how to participate, please contact Miriam Clay at


Jackson Caregiver Conference
Mapping Your Journey with Alzheimer's Disease: Pressing  On
October 1, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Medical Founders Room A&B

"The Journey: Traveling Alongside Your Loved One"
"Panel Discussion: Traveling Tips"

Register by calling Senior Services at 731.541.8757

Dyersburg Caregiver Conference
October 27, 2015
2-4 p.m.
The Lannom Center
For more information call Miriam Clay at 800.272.3900

Southeast Tennessee


 October 15 

6 p.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Prospect United Cumberland Presbyterian
310 New Murraytown Rd
Cleveland, TN
RSVP 423.476.6181 

 October 30 


 Coffee with Kodsi

 Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
4561 North Terrace
RSVP to 423.493.0270

We will participate as a vendor at the following health fairs.

Collegedale National Night Out
October 6 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Parking lot between Collegedale City Hall and Imagination Station

Join our friends at the Collegedale Police Department as they host a variety of safety agencies and
community organizations to bring awareness to the great services in the Collegedale Community.
Fun activities for the whole family. Join our booth!

Abba's House Health Fair
October 13 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
5208 Hixson Pike

Fair includes health information, cooking demonstrations, exercise classes and one-on-one consultations.
The event is free. Please see our booth! More information call 423.544.4609

Sequatchie Valley Senior Expo
October 13 8 a.m. - noon
Senior Citizens Center/Fair Building, Dunlap

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative invites you to this annual event featuring a variety of health-related screenings,
information and giveaways. Amy French will present Healthy Habits for a Healthier You. RSVP is not required.

Bledsoe County Senior Expo
October 14 8 a.m. - noon
First Southern Baptist Church- 2827 Main St. Pikeville

Woodmore Community Health Fair
October 17 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Community wide event for residents of the Woodmore and surrounding area. Join us for presentation and opportunities
 to talk with professionals and organizations covering many topics. More information call 423.629.6106

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults Resource Fair
October 21, 2015 10 a.m. - noon
501 West 12th St. Chattanooga 37402
More information call 423.697.3805

Marion County Senior Expo
October 27 8 a.m. - noon
More information call, 423.837.8605

Early Stage Services

Early stage social programs are a great way for those in the early stages of
Alzheimer's to socialize and reminisce with others. These are FREE programs.

Let's Sing From Memory- A social engagement program for those affected
by dementia and their caregivers.
Ongoing- Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Christ United Methodist Church
8645 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Wayne Evans or call 423.892.9363 for registration and more information.

Living With Alzheimer's- Early Stage Support Group- CURRENTLY
This is an 8-week support and education program for peers living in the early
stages of Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. It is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday
of the month. In addition to engagement and support, this program will address questions
such as:

What should I expect as the disease progresses?
How should I plan for my future?
How do I live day to day?
What resources are available through the Alzheimer's Association?
Pre-registration is required. For more information contact Amy French at 423.265.3600

Eligibility Requirements:
1. Be interested in participating with a group of peers on issues related to Alzheimer's disease.
2. Have a physician diagnosis of probably Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.
3. Be able to recognize symptoms and understand those symptoms are caused by the disease.
4. Be able to discuss feelings and experiences related to the disease.

SAVE THE DATE: Caregiver Conference
                                 November 20

The Fall caregiver conference will be held at Ooltewah United Methodist Church. Keynote speaker
is Dr. Berneet Kaur, neurologist with UT Erlanger Neurology. Breakout sessions will relate to those
living with Alzheimer's. Registration details coming soon.



 September 2

 11:30 a.m.

 Hospice and Alzheimer's 
presented by Carrie Beard from Hospice of North Alabama

 Alzheimer's Association
117A Longwood Dr. se

September 3

11 a.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

Email with name and zip code to register

September 21 

10 a.m.

Know the 10 Warning Signs

Email with name and zip code to register

Check out all of our brown bag lunch presentations for 2015. Print a copy here.

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina for more information.

Monthly educational webinars will now be available on various topics. These
free webinars can be accessed from any computer.
To register email the presenter and include full name and zip code.


We will be attending the following health fairs and events

October 3
15th Annual North Alabama Health & Wellness - vendor
Alabama A&M University Health & Wellness Center
4011 Meridian St. Huntsville

October 6
CASA Health Fair- vendor
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
620 Sixth St. Triana, AL 35756

October 8
2015 Successful Aging Initiative- vendor and virtual dementia tour
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Union Chapel MB Church
315 Winchester Road Huntsville AL 35810

October 21
City of Huntsville Health Fair- vendor
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jaycee Community Building
2180 Airport Road SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

October 28
Oakwood University's 3rd Annual Health Fair- vendor and virtual dementia tour
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Oakwood University Millet Activity Center
7000 Adventist Blvd. NW
Huntsville 35896

Memory Boosters - Forming now for September!
A new 6 week support group session for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's or
other memory disorders.
Call 800.272.3900 to register

Every Tuesday 
10-11:30 a.m.
Huntsville Hub 600 South Blvd. Ste 104

Huntsville Early Stage Social Activities
The activities listed below are for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's/dementia and
their caregivers.Groups and families are both welcome. We can assist with transportation
costs and have volunteers help with groups.
These are events are FREE! To register call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina

October 20 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Carnegie Visual Art Center
207 Church St. NE Decatur 35601


Save the date:

The 2015 Family Caregiver Conference
November 5 9a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The Cooper House
406 Randolph Avenue SE

This a one day conference with a focus on the various aspects of Alzheimer's related to those
diagnosed and their caregivers. Lunch will be provided.

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