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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.

May 11

6:30 p.m.

Effective Communication Strategies

 Brookdale Bellevue
8118-B Sawyer Brown Rd
Nashville  37221

May 20  11 a.m.

 General Presentation

 Hickman County
Senior Center
107 Armory St. #1
Centerville 37033

May 21  

 The Basics
of Alzheimer's

 The Cumberland
15 Burton Hills Blvd
Nashville 37215

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:
May 3- Church Panel Caring for Aging Parents
             Berry's Chapel Church of Christ- Franklin

May 6- Williams County Senior Health Fair
             The Factory - Franklin

May 11- National Women's Check-Up Day
              Metro General Lobby- Nashville


Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
May 27: Join us for a guided art activity and lunch. 
             Crieve Hall Church of Christ
             10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
             4806 Trousdale Drive Nashville

June 24: Join us for a guided tour around the gardens and lunch. 
             Cheekwood Botancial Gardens
             11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
             1200 Forrest Park Dr. Nashville

July 31 Join us for a guided tour, an exciting art class and lunch.
            Frist Center for the Visual Arts
            10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
            919 Broadway Nashville


Memory Cafe
May 18  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.



Highland Rim Area


 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.


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


Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

May 21 


 Conversations about Dementia

 Fort Henry Mall
Indian Path Health
Resource Center
2101 Fort Henry Dr.

 May 21

 12:30 p.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies

 Kingsport Senior Center
Classroom 301

 May 27  1 p.m.

 Healthier Habits for a Healthier You

 Johnson City Mall
Health Resource Center
2011 N. Roan St.
Johnson City, 37601

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.

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

Annual Caregiver Conference
May 29 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebration Church
429 Shipley Ferry Road
Blountville, TN 37617

Join us for a one day event focusing on caregiver health and support. The event is free with lunch included and respite care available. Thank you to our sponsors Dominion Senior Living, East Tennessee State University, Morning Pointe and Visiting Angels. For more information please contact Tabitha Ebbert or call 800.272.3900. Register online here.

West Tennessee

May 21

5:30 p.m.

Know the 10 Signs
Light dinner provided

Assisted Living
2180 Mangum Rd
Memphis 38134

May 27

10 a.m.

The Basics of Alzheimers

Luther Terrace
3907 James Road
Memphis 3818

May 28

1 p.m.

Know the 10 Signs

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.


SAVE THE DATE: Memphis Caregiver Conference "Easing the Caregiver's Journey"
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. Topics will include Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress, A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, When to Transition Your Loved One to a Different Level of Care, Latest Info in Alzheimer's Care and Research and Top Legal Issues that Caregivers Face.

You must pre-register by June 11. Register here or call Miriam Clay at 800.272.3900 for more information.


Jackson Caregiver Conference - details coming soon.

Dyersburg Caregiver Conference - details coming soon.

Southeast Tennessee


 May 29

 11:30 a.m.

 Lunch & Learn: Challenging Behaviors

 The Lantern of Chattanooga
7620 Shallowford Road
RSVP 423.551.4190

Silver Safety for Seniors
This FREE community service event aims to help keep seniors who are risk of wandering safe by providing FREE registry, fingerprinting and photo ID cards. Information on MedicAlert/Safe Return ID bracelets for those with dementia and other resources relevant to seniors will also be featured. Appointments are strongly encouraged. For an appointment call 432.4993. Availabel times are between 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.

For more information call 321-0357
South Seminole Baptist Church
1201 South Seminole Drive, Chattanooga

Sponsored by the Red Bank Police Department, Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel Law Firm and Lane Funeral Home.

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
May 12 and 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- 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.

Cleveland Caregiver Conference: The Well-Seasoned Caregiver
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Westwood Baptist Church

Just as seasons occur in nature, they occur in caregiving as well. This conference takes the caregiver through the various seasons enountered as we are for those we love and helps prepare us for all kinds of weather. Education sessions will include legal and financial matters, caregiver stress, communication and challenging behaviors. Dr. Matthew Kodsi will be keynote speaker.

Respite care is available. Contact Amy French at 423.265.3600 for more information. Register here.



May 6

11:30 a.m.

Medicaid Process   for Alzheimer's Patients
Lunch Provided

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

May 8

12:30 p.m.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

Trinity Adult Day Care
607 Airport Rd
Huntsville 35801

May 13

10 a.m.

Conversations about Dementia

Bob Harrison
Senior Center
6156 Pulaski Pike NW
Huntsville 35810

May 14

4 p.m.

Conversations about Dementia 

Bessie K. Russell Branch
Huntsville Public Library
3011 Sparkman Dr. NW
Huntsville 35810

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.

We will be attending the following health fairs

May 2: Vendor at Progressive Union Health Fair 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
             Progressive Union MB Church

May 14: The Basics of Alzheimer's and vendor at 8th annual NAMRC Women's Wellness Event 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
              Baron's Bluff at Burritt on the Mountain
              3101 Burritt Dr. SE Huntsville 35801

May 19: Vendor at Fox Army Helath Fair 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
              Redstone Arsenal at the Pagano Gym on Honest John Road Blding 3474

May 23: Vendor at St. Marks Health Fair 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
              St. Marks PB Church
              740 West Sanderfer Road Athens, 35611


Memory Boosters - Forming now!
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



Support Group Facilitator Training
June 10: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association office
117A Longwood Drive Huntsville
Focus counties include Madison, Morgan, Limestone, Marshall and Jackson

TBA for Gadsden AL
CountiesL Etowah, Calhoun, Blount, St. Clair, Dekalb and Cherokee

We are traning volunteers to start new support groups throughout our 11 county service area. Please call Brandi Medina at 800.272.3900 if interested.


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