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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.

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

February 20

 12 p.m.

Elmcroft of Hendersonville
1020 Carrington Place 37075

Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
February 18 10:30 a.m.
FiftyForward Knowles
174 Rains Avenue Nashville 37203

This month we will enjoy a concert and lunch.

Memory Cafe
Resumes in March 


Highland Rim Area


 February 18

 Call to schedule

 Q&A Day in Tullahoma

 Coffee County Senior Center
410 N. Collins St.

February 24 

 12  p.m.

 Know the 10 Signs: Early detection matters

Giles County
Health Council
Pulaski, TN


Call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten for more information.

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.

February 24
1:30 - 5 p.m.
Giles County Health Council


Northeast Tennessee


Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

The following webinars are available this month:

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
February 5 11 a.m. EST

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people with dementia to communicate
their needs and feelings as their abilitiy to use language is lost.
Program helps caregivers to understand behviors. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia
- Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors
-List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors

Register here.

Healhty Habits for a Healthier You
February 12 11 a.m. EST

For centuries we have known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide
insight into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we go. Join us to learn about research in the areas
of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement as well as using hands-on tools to help you
incorporate these recommendations into your healthy living plan.

Register here.


West Tennessee

February 10

 10:30 a.m.  

Effective Communication Stratgies

 Orange Mound
Senior Center
2572 Park Ave.
Memphis 38114

February 10

 1:30 p.m.

The Basics of  Alzheimer's

St. Peter Manor
108 N. Auburndale Memphis 38104

February 11

  5 p.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 St. Peter Villa
141 N. Mclean Blvd.
Memphis 38104

 February 18

 6 p.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 True Light
Baptist Church
4635 Stage Rd.
Memphis 38128

 February 19

 1:30 p.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Magnolia Terrace
669 N. Third St.
Memphis 38107

 February 19

 6:30 p.m.

 Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

 Canterbury Place
900 Highway 51 Bypass
Dyersburg 3802

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. 

Coffee with Congress

Date & Location TBD - To residents of Tennessee's 8th and 9th Congressional District - Please come together with the West TN Alzheimer's Association, and your Congressman and/or their key staff to share a cup of coffee and your stories about your journeys with Alzheimer's and related dementias. You will also learn about the National Alzheimer's Plan, work being done on the State Plan and legislation that will improve care and fund more research for Alzheimer's disease. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Miriam Clay. Please include in your email,  which congressional district you live in. We look forward to having you join us!


Southeast Tennessee


January 12

 12  p.m.   

Living with Alzheimer's: The Caregiver

Downtown Main Campus
For UNUM employees 

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
January 13 and 27
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.











March 1

  9:30 a.m.   

Alzheimer's & Congregational Care

 St. Thomas Episcopal Church
12200 Bailey Cove Road SE
Huntsville 35803

 March 4

 11:30 a.m.

      Legal & Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch provided
Dalene Dube

Alzheimer's Association
117A Longwood Dr. SE
Huntsville 35801

 March 14 

 4 p.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's

 Bessie K. Russell Library
3011-C Sparkman Dr.
Huntsville 35810

 March 16

  10 a.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's & Creative Respite Supports

 Alabama Respite
1856 Keats Dr. NW
Huntsville 35816
Call Terry or Brittany to register 256.859.4900

 March 17

 12 p.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's

 Center for Lifelong Learning
121 S. Marion St.

 March 19

 10 a.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's & Creative Respite Supports

 Alabama Respite
1856 Keats Dr. NW
Huntsville 35816

 March 19  11:30 a.m.

 Caring for the Caregiver
Lunch & Learn

 Huntsvile Hospital
Corporate University
109 Governors Dr.
Huntsville 35801

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.

Every Tuesday in February & March (Feb. 3- March 10.)
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 


Alabama Day On The Hill
March 10, 2015

Join us as we meet face-to-face with Alabama representatives to advocate for those with Alzheimer's. Let your voice be heard!



SAVE THE DATE: 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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