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


Join us for monthly webinars on various topics related to Alzheimer's and caregiving. These are free webinars that can be accessed from any computer.

 June  6  Effective Communication Strategies

 Details: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. (central) Register.

 Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

 June  23 

Know the Ten Signs 

 Details: 1 - 2p.m. (central) Register.

 Learn the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. Early detection is critical in the treatment and planning process for the future.

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. Contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann to register.

 June 11

 Alzheimer's Caregiver Symposium 
 Details: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Northwest YMCA
 3700 Ashland City Highway
 Nashville, TN 37218

 The ETA BETA SIGMA Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the Alzheimer's Association presents this caregiver symposium. Join us a we educate the community and ourselves about Alzheimer's disease. For more information call 800.272.3900.  

 June 16


 Details: 9:30 a.m. 
 FiftyForward Bellevue
 Bellevue, TN

 June 28


 Details: 6 p.m.
 Creekside at Three Rivers Assisted Living
 Murfreesboro, TN

 June 28  Care Consultation Tuesdays (click to print flyer)

 Details: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 ClearPath Behavioral Health Clinic
 1608 Williams Dr., Suite 201
 Murfreesboro, TN 37129

 Tiffany Cloud- Mann will be available for onsite care consultations in various locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Confidential care consultations can help educate the caregivers, connect them with resources and support and help create a plan for next steps. Call 1.800.272.3900 to set up your time today.

*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.

Area Health Fairs (we will be in attendance)

 June 15  Gallatin Senior Center Health Fair
 June 16  Time Out Workshop - Nashville
 June 22  Uffleman Estates Health Fair- Clarksville

South Central Tennessee


 June 14

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Details: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
 Coffee County Lannom Library
 312 N. Collins St.
 Tullahoma, TN

 June 23

 Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

 Details: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Maury County Senior Center
 1020 Maury County Park Dr.
 Columbia, TN

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.

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.


 July 28-29 

 Bailey Manor Annual Caregiver Seminar

 We will be guest speakers at this annual caregiver event. More details to come.



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.

 June 14  Dementia Conversations

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16  Legal & Financial Planning

 Details: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16

 Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

 Details: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN

 June 15

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 AGAPE Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
 505 N. Roan St.
 Johnson City, TN

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment email Tabitha Ebbert at tebbert@alz.org.  

 June 22

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon
 860 Wolf Creek Trail
 Abingdon, VA

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment contact Tabitha Ebbert at tebbert@alz.org.  

 June 22

 Lunch & Moore featuring Dr. Norman Moore

 Details: 12 - 1 p.m.
 ETSU Innovation Lab
 2109 West Market St.
 Johnson City, TN

Register here.

 June 23

 The Basics

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN

 June 28

 Know the 10 Signs

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN


Come out for a free one on one care consultation, these are designed to help people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. A trained care consultant will conduct an assessment of needs and create an action plan to address the needs and concerns of the family. A care consultant will assist your family with planning and problem solving and provide support for all affected. During this time we can conduct a full safety assessment to make sure those facing the disease are currently safe. Schedule your appointment with Tabitha Ebbert today!

Support Group Facilitator Training

June 30 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100
Kingsport, Tn

If you are interested in facilitating a support group in your area please send a letter
of interest to tebbert@alz.org.

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 tebbert@alz.org

West Tennessee

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

 June 7

 Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners

 Details: 6-7 p.m. 
 Gardens of Germantown
 3179 Professional Plaza Drive
 Germantown, TN 38138

 June 28

 Dementia Conversations

Details: 6 - 7 p.m.
 Morning Side of Jackson
 1200 North Parkway
 Jackson, TN 38305


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 1-800-272-3900.


 June 16

 5th annual Caregiver Conference:
Becoming an Empowered Caregiver

 Details: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis-
 Garret Auditorium &  Education Center
 6027 Walnut Grove Road
 Memphis, TN 38120 

 Open to family and professional caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or another dementia and the general public, this year's conference information on: 

  • Atypical Dementias
  • Creative responses to challenging behaviors
  • Navigating the long-term care continuum
  • Financial planning
  • When the diagnosis is Alzheimer's

 Lunch is provided and local vendors and resources will be available. Register here or call Miriam Clay at 800.272.3900.

Southeast Tennessee

Community Events

  June 8

  Love Your Brain: Healthy Habits for a Healthy You

 Details: 2 - 3 p.m. 
 John Calvin Apartments
 364 Northgate Mall Drive 
 Hixson, TN (Find directions here.)

 Join special guest Traci Bennett- Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, for this program featuring a brief overview of Alzheimer's and how brain health ties into daily living. The focus will be on individual well-being and ways to create healthy habits. The community is welcome to attend.

RSVP to 423.877.2609

 June 9

  Healthy Habits, Healthy YOU!

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
 Soddy Daisy Senior Center
 190 Depot Street
 Soddy Daisy, TN (Find directions here)

  This program shares what Alzheimer's is and is not and way we can reduce risk factors and maintain a healthy brain. Traci Bennett-Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, will attend as speaker.

 RSVP to 423.332.1702

 June 13

  I Love My Brain

 Details: 10 - 11 a.m.
 Copper Basin Senior Center
 840 Cherokee Trail
 Copperhill, TN

 "I Love My Brain" is a fun, interactive program for anyone who is interested in learning how to maintain a healthy brain and reduce risk factors for dementia. Join us to learn how you can love your brain!

 RSVP to 423.496.7113

 June 23

  Beyond the Diagnosis: Memory Care Seminar

 Details: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Morning Pointe Assisted Living
 7719 Shallowford Road
 Chattanooga, TN

 The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with Morning Pointe of Chattanooga to bring you this special event featuring Dr. Matt Kodsi. This is a unique opportunity to "see" dementia through the eyes of a doctor and learn how to maximize physician visits by taking an active role in coordinating care. The event will include a question & answer session with Dr. Kodsi as well as expert presentations on safety, emergency management and symptom and disease management.

 This free event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. RSVP is required, call 423.296.0097.

Virtual Dementia Tour
Senior Helpers brings this highly effective training tool to the community. The Virtual Dementia Tour allows participants to "walk a mile" in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. The tour lasts about 20 minutes and spots are limited. If you are interested in bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to your organization call 423.710.1500.

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.




 June 1

 Conversations about Dementia

 Details: Huntsville Lunch & Learn series 
               11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
               Alzheimer's Association
               117A Longwood Dr. SE
               Huntsville, AL 35801

 June 3

  Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: Decatur Lunch & Learn Series
              12 -1 p.m.
              Hospice of the Valley 
              240 Johnston St. SE
              Decatur, AL

Brandi Medina will be at the same location from 1-3 p.m. for care consultations. RSVP to bmedina@alz.org

 June 13

 Understanding Dementia- Related Behaviors

 Details: NHC Healthcare Anniston
 2300 Coleman Road
 Anniston, AL 36207

Check out all of our brown bag lunch presentations for 2016. Print a copy here.

Health Fairs (vendor)

 June 8
 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 2nd annual Cullman Health Fair
 St. Paul's Lutheran Church
 510 Third Ave. Cullman, AL 35055

 June 15
 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Caregiver College
 Redstone Federal Credit Union- The Atrium
 220 Wynn Dr. NW Huntsville, AL 35893
 June 22
 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Brookwood Baptist Health Fair 
 Spring St. Recreation Center 
 502 S. Spring St. Tallageda, AL 35160
 12:30 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors
 June 25
 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Trinity-Fort Henderson Healthy Fair
 Trinity-Fort Henderson Complex
 800 Browns Ferry Road Athens, AL 30601
 June 28
 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Redstone Federal Credit Union Community Clinic
 220 Wynn Dr. Huntsville, AL 35895

Memory Boosters - NEXT SESSION STARTS MAY 2016 
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


June 4

 Alzheimer's Family Care Fair  


   Details: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
              Huntsville High School
              2304 Billie Watkins St. SW
              Huntsville, AL 35801 

 This is a free community event that gives caregivers an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, caregiving and brain health. Includes free CEUs, lunch, door prizes.

 Topics and speakers include:
 Dr. Keith Fargo, Director of Science Programs & Outreach for  Alzheimer's Association
 Topic: Alzheimer's Research Minorities

 Diane Pierson, M.Ed. from Dynamic Mobility
 Topic: Avoiding Medical Bankruptcy

 Chanda Crutcher, American Senior Assistance Program
 Topic: Balancing Caregiving and Raising a Family

 To register contact Michelle Cain or click here.




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