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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.

August 12

 5:30 p.m.

 Dickson Rehab-Dickson, TN

 August 20

 12 p.m.

 Vanderbilt- Nashville, TN

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

Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
FiftyForward Knowles 174 Rains Ave. Nashville
August 18 10:30 a.m.

This is a social event with entertainment. This month we will be entertained by and take part in a drumming circle. Lunch will follow.

Memory Cafe
Through the Grapevine- Murfreesboro
August 18 2 p.m.

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

Coffee with Congress
We are planning meetings with members of Congress in our to discuss our services and federal legislative priorities. We would also like local advocates to share their personal stories. Our tentative dates are below. You must live in the Congressman's district and register with us to attend.

August 5- Congressman Blackburn meeting at Clarksville office

August 25- Congressman Cooper meeting at Nashville office

TBD- Senator Alexander

Nashville Caregiver Conference
September 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First Baptist Nashville
108 7th Avenue South

Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers. Kareen King is our keynote speaker. She is the founder of The Golden Experience: Enriching Lives in Long-Term Care through keynotes, concerts, workshops. Her teachings focus on person-centered care. Conference attendees should expect both personal transformation and practical care-giving tips as they experience King's educational concert, Finding Emilou: A Case Study in Concert and Gold Nuggets of Stress Relief: Enriching Your Experience as a Caregiver.

Dr. Stephen D'Amico will also provide a research update coming directly from the recent Alzheimer's Association International Research Conference.

Conference is free to attend. Light breakfast and lunch are included. Respite care is available at no cost. Registration is required. Register here or call 800.272.3900 or contact
Tiffany Cloud-Mann.




Highland Rim Area


Coming soon.

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten for more information.



Northeast Tennessee


Coming soon.
Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.



West Tennessee

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.



Southeast Tennessee


August 13

 10 a.m.    

Understanding Alzheimer's 

 Bradley/Cleveland Activity Center

 August  21

12 p.m.

Understanding Alzheimer's

 Whitwell Senior Center

To RSVP call 423.265.3600

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
August 12 and August 26
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- RETURNING IN OCTOBER
This is an 8-week support and education program beginning April 15 2014 and continuing every other week at the Christ United Methodist Church on East Brainerd Road for a total of 9 meetings. 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 or Wendy Winters 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.



Coffee with Kodsi is an interactive question and answer session with Chattanooga neurologist, Dr. Matthew Kodsi. This event gives those living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementias a chance to have an informative discussion with a leading professional in the Alzheimer's care. These sessions occur monthly at different facilities in the Chattanooga area.  

August 11 10-11:30 a.m.
Morning Pointe/ Greenbriar Cove Community Center
9650 Leyland Drive Ooltewah, TN 37363

To RSVP, call 423.396.4700






 August 6

 11:30 a.m.

 Hospice 101: Jim Pride of Good Samaritan Hospice
Brown Bag Lunch

 Alzheimer's Association

 August 7

10 a.m.

 MDA Health Fair

 Redstone Arsenal MDA Building 5224

August  13  11:30 a.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's

 Weatherly Heights Baptist Church-
1306 Cannstatt Dr.

August 16

 10 a.m.

 New Jerusalem Church
Health Fair

 2562 Bob Wade Lane Harvest, AL 35749

August 21  11:30 a.m.

 Conversations about Dementia

 Huntsville Hospital Dowdle Center
119 Governor's Dr. Huntsville

August 23

 10 a.m.

First Missionary Baptist Church Health Fair

 3509 Blue Spring Road NW Huntsville, AL 35810


Call 800.272.3900 or contact Brandi Medina for more information.


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 22, 2014
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW Huntsville
11 a.m. - 1p.m.

Join us for a driven tour around the gardens, see the scarecrow trail and enojoy a boxed lunch.

VBC Huntsville
Date and Time TBA

Join us for a matinee of the classic ballet the Nutcracker.


Annual Alzheimer's Town Hall Meeting
August 5 6-7 p.m.
Huntsville Public Library
915 Monroe Street SW
Huntsville, AL

Hartselle Health Fair
August 8, 2014 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sparkman Civic Center
406 Nanceford Road Hartselle, AL 35640

Join us for the 2nd annual Hartselle Health Fair at the Hartselle Civic Center with community vendors, door prizes, brain game activities, memory screenings, music refreshments and much more.

Ministry Leadership Lunch and Learn: Conversations about Dementia
August 21, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Corporate University
109 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL

To register and for more information, call 800.272.3900

Coffee with Congress

We are planning meetings with members of Congress in our to discuss our services and federal legislative priorities. We would also like local advocates to share their personal stories. Our tentative dates are below. You must live in the Congressman's district and register with us to attend. Call 800.272.3900 to register.

August 12, 2014- Congressman Robert Aderholt (Gadsden, AL)
August 18, 2014- Senator Richard Shelby (Huntsville, AL)








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