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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
Northeast
West
Southeast
Huntsville

Middle Tennessee

Presentations

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.

April 15

6 p.m.

FiftyForward Donelson Station
108 Donelson Pike
Donelson, TN 37214 

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/Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.

We will be at the following health fairs this month:
April 18- St. John Lutheran Church
               Burns, TN

April 22- FiftyForward Donelson Station
               Donelson, TN

Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
This month we will enjoy a tour of The Frist and have lunch.

Memory Cafe
April 20  2:30 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.

Events

SAVE THE DATE

A Caregiver's Journey

Caregiver Conference at St. Clair Senior Center
April 24
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers. The event is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch included. Respote care available at no cost. Registration is REQUIRED: Cindi Thomas, Caregiver Information Coordinator 615.848.2550 or Tiffany Cloud-Mann.

Guest Speakers are:
Dr. Ruth Garrett, Vanderbilt/Meharry Geriatric Education Centers
Topic: Cognitive Vitality; an alternative to Dementia

Dr. Paul Foster, MMC & MTSU
Topic: Vascular Dementia and Younger-Onset Alzheimer's

Claudia Harris, CSA- Creekside Assisted Living
Topic: Music and Memory program

Tiffany Cloud-Mann, VP of Programs Alzheimer's Association
Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

Yvonne Elliott, Caregiver & Advocate
Topic: My Caregiving Journey


Highland Rim Area

Presentations

 April 21

 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies

 Coffee County Senior Center
410 N. Collins St.
Tullahoma 37388

April 28

9 a.m.

Higgins Funeral Home's Spring Workshop

Washington Street Church of Christ
209 Washington St. Fayetteville 37334

       

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.

The South Central TN area is in need of Advocacy Team members.
Contact Teka Moten to learn more.

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.

Events

Caregiver Conference
May 15
Marcum Technology Building of Motlow State Community College

The 20th annual Caregiver Conference is for seniors and adults caring for those with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Join us for the opportunity to visit local vendors with community resources, learn from professionals and interact with other family caregivers. Light breakfast and lunch are provided. Admission is free.

Topics will include:
Coping with Caregiver Stress: Joyce Adams, CEO & Executive Director, Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
Effective Communication Strategies: Teka Moten, Manager of Programs and Education, Alzheimer's Association
Memory & Music Program: Claudia Harri, Marketing Director, The Creek at Three Rivers
Legal and Financial Planning workshop: workbooks presented by AARP
Virtual Dementia Tour:  Chelsea Padgett, Director of Marketing and Social Work, Senior Helpers
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Norman McNulty Board Certified Neurologist of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Contact Teka Moten if interested in having an exhibitor table and for sponsorship information.

Register here.


Northeast Tennessee

Presentations

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

 April 16

 6:30 p.m.

 Understanding &  Responding
to Dementia Related Behaviors

 Virginia Commonwealth Assisted Living
800 Wolf Creek Trail
Abingdon 24210

Early Stage Support Group
2nd & 4th Friday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Health Resource Annex at Johnson City Mall. The Annex is located at the back of the mall between the Belk women's store and the Belk home store. Enter from Parking Lot #17 and look for green awning.


West Tennessee

March 10

5:30 p.m.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

Elmcroft Senior Living
911 Old Humboldt Rd
Jackson 38305

March 19

6:30 p.m.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

Wesley Living-
Canterbury Place
900 Highway 51 Bypass
Dyersburg 38024

March 20

1 p.m.

The Basics of Alzheimer's

Wesley Living -
Wesley Graceland Gardens
1430 Graceland Pines
Memphis 38116

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

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.

Events

SAVE THE DATE: Memphis Caregiver Conference
Thursday, June 18 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis - Garret Auditorium & Education Center.

This conference is for seniors and adults caring for those with dementia/Alzheimer's. Lunch is provided and attendees have an opportunity to visit vendors with local community resources. More details about registration and program information is coming soon!

Jackson Caregiver Conference - details coming soon.

Dyersburg Caregiver Conference - details coming soon.


Southeast Tennessee

Presentations

 April 9

 Unum Lunch & Learn:
Caring for the Caregiver

 Unum employees

 April 9

 Alzheimer's 101: The Basics

 Life Care Center
of Copper Basin
Contact 423.496.3245

 April 27

 Is that Legal?
Featuring Elder Law Attorney Martin Pierce

 Brookdale Cleveland
2645 Executive Park Drive
RSVP 423.473.7300

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
April 14 and 28
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 ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS
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: May 8
Cleveland Caregiver Conference
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Westwood Baptist Church

Education sessions will cover legal and financial matters, caregiver stress, communication and challenging behaviors. Dr. Matthew Kodsi will be keynote speaker. Registration opens April 15.


Huntsville

Presentations

April 7

10 a.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's

Madison County Senior Center
2200 Drake Ave
 35805

April 13

12 p.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's

Whitesburg
Baptist Church
6806 Whitesburg Dr. 35802

April 14

10 a.m.

Vendor
13th Annual Lucy and John Caddell Alzheimer's Conference

Decatur Baptist Church
2527 Danville  Road
35603

April 16

6 p.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's

Hospice of the Valley
240 Johnston St.
35601
Register here

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.

Memory Boosters
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

Events

Praise in Purple Community Prayer Breakfast
April 25
8:30-10 a.m.
Springhill Suites Hotel
745 Constellation Place Dr. SW
Huntsville 35801
To RSVP contact Michelle Cain 800.272.3900

Learn about our upcoming Physicians Conference here.

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