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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

Webinars

Check out information on our new monthly webinars. These programs are free and can be accessed by any computer. Email the presenter your full name and zip code. Call 800.272.3900 for more information.

 

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.

September 21

2 p.m.

The Basics of Alzheimer's

The Hearth at Franklin
1035 Fulton Greer Lane
Franklin TN

September 29

 11:30 a.m.

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Vantage Pointe Independent Living
2035 Vantage Point
Ashland City, TN

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.

 

Health Fairs
We will be attending the following health fairs:

Boomer Plus Health & Wellness
Hendersonville
September 12 9a.m. - 2 p.m.

Senior Strides: Health Expo
September 19
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Blakeford's 4th annual WellLife Fair
Green Hills
September 30
10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Early Stage Services


September TBD
Join us for bowling and lunch
Tusculum Strike and Spare (5315 Nolensville Road, Nashville)
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

October 23
Join us for a guided tour, an exciting art class and lunch.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (919 Broadway Nashville)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Memory Cafe
September 21 2 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: Fall Caregiver Conference in partnership with Mental Health America of Middle TN
                                  Friday, September 11 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                                  First Baptist Nashville

 


Highland Rim Area

Presentations

 

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.

We will be at the following events this month:

August 19 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Senior Expo at Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center in Spring Hill.

August 20 6-8 p.m.
Family and Friends Night at Life Care Center of Tullahoma
We will be presenting information on Effective Communications

Early Stage Services

 September 23

 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 Art Therapy

 Columbia, TN

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.

 

 

Advocacy Volunteers Needed

The work of ending Alzheimer's takes a team approach.  We need help making face-to-face meetings, writing letters in community papers, and sending Tweets and Facebook post to legislators!!  The Alzheimer Ambassador Program is designed to enhance the Alzheimer’s Association’s federal government relations efforts by building relationships with decision-makers and their staff & holding them accountable to their commitments to fighting Alzheimer’s.

The Congressional Advocacy Team consists of 2-3 individuals assigned per congressional district to assist their Ambassador in making visits and contacts with the MOC (Member of Congress). The time commitment for this role would most likely be 1-2 hours per month. If you are interested in this role please send a short letter of interest to qmoten@alz.org.

 

Support Group Facilitator Training

August 28 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Keestone Senior Community LLC in Lawrenceburg


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

Thank you to everyone who attended our 20th annual Tullahoma Caregiver Conference!


Northeast Tennessee

Presentations

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

 

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 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

Presentations

 

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

WEBINARS
Monthly educational webinars will be available on various topics and can be accessed on any computer. To register for these free online workshops, email the presenter with your full name and zip code.

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical trials and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease. Email Miriam at mclay@alz.org to register.

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

Jackson Caregiver Conference
October 1, 2015
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
MORE DETAILS TO COME

Dyersburg Caregiver Conference
August 27, 2015
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Lannom Center
MORE DETAILS TO COME


Southeast Tennessee

Presentations

 September 16

 

 The Basics of Alzheimer's

 Morningside of Cleveland
2900 Westwide Dr.
Cleveland
Call 423.614.5424

 September 17 

 11 a.m.

 Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

 Seniors on the Go
3620 Tom Weathers Drive
Red Bank, TN

 September 24  11:30  a.m.

 Dementia and
Hearing Loss

 The Lantern of Shallowford
7620 Shallowford Road
Lunch provided
RSVP 423.551.4190

We will participate as a vendor at the following health fairs.
Healthy Woman Expo
September 15 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Peerless Road Church (3301 Peerless Road NW Cleveland)
Community event sponsored by SkyRidge.

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
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.


Huntsville 

Presentations

 September 2

 11:30 a.m.

 Hospice and Alzheimer's 
presented by Carrie Beard from Hospice of North Alabama

 Alzheimer's Association
117A Longwood Dr. se
Huntsville

September 3

11 a.m.

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
WEBINAR

Email bmedina@alz.org with name and zip code to register

September 21 

10 a.m.

Know the 10 Warning Signs
WEBINAR

Email qmoten@alz.org with name and zip code to register

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.

WEBINARS
Monthly educational webinars will now be available on various topics. These free webinars can be accessed from any computer. To register email the presenter and include full name and zip code.

September 3: The Basics of Alzheimer's
Email bmedina@alz.org

September 21: Know the 10 Warning Signs
Email qmoten@alz.org

We will be attending the following health fairs and events

Alabama's Dementia Care Conference
September 16 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Panel Member
The Legends at Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
2500 Legends Circle
Prattville

October 3
15th Annual North Alabama Health & Wellness - vendor
Alabama A&M University Health & Wellness Center
4011 Meridian St. Huntsville

Memory Boosters - Forming now for September!
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

Save the date:

The 2015 Family Caregiver Conference
November 5 9a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The Cooper House
406 Randolph Avenue SE
Huntsville

This a one day conference with a focus on the various aspects of Alzheimer's related to those diagnosed and their caregivers. Lunch will be provided.

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