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Education programs are listed by region and updated monthly.
Middle Tennessee
Highland Rim


Join us for monthly webinars on various topics related to Alzheimer's and caregiving. These are free webinars that can be accessed from any computer.



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. Contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann to register.


*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
and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.

 November 18 

 Clarksville Caregiver Conference

 Details: Workforce Essentials 
              523 Madison St. Ste. B Clarksville, TN
              9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

 Caregivers are invited to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and caring for loved ones facing the disease. Topics presented by area professionals will include Help in the Home 101, Medications and Alzheimer's and Effective Communication. A light breakfast and lunch will be included and respite care is available at no cost. The event is free to attend.

Register here.


South Central Tennessee


Call 800.272.3900 for more information.


Northeast Tennessee


We have a new weekly Lunch & Learn series, quick 30-45 minute training sessions by webinar and phone. These sessions are designed so that caregivers and professionals can access them from any location.  Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.


West Tennessee

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.



Southeast Tennessee

Community Events

 November 2
       &     November 4

 Memory Screening with Dr. Robert Catanese

 Details: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)
 Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
 Shallowford Road

 Dr. Robert A. Catanese is a clinical neuropsychologist and  memory disorders specialist based in Cleveland, Tn. These field screenings are recommended for persons over the age of 55 who are experiencing memory problems. It is NOT for individuals who already have a diagnosis or to simply establish a baseline. Call today to discuss any questions. Medicare and most insurances will be accepted. To make an appointment contact Annette Gentry at 423.339.3996 

 November 10

 Let's Sing From Memory start-up training seminar

 Details: Contact Wayne Evans at 423.240.6887

 Interested in having a Let's Sing From Memory program in your church or community? This workshop offers training and support for anyone interested in starting up this unique, dynamic program.

 November 18

 2016 Fall Caregiver Conference

 Details: Inspector Caregiver "Clues for the "Clueless" Caregiver
 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Ooltewah United Methodist Church

 Keynote speaker: Dr. Terry Melvin, palliative care expert. This event features education, resources and support for those caring for loved ones who have dementia. The conference is free and open to all. Registration is required.

Register here.

Virtual Dementia Tour
Senior Helpers brings this highly effective training tool to the community. The Virtual Dementia Tour allows participants to "walk a mile" in the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. The tour lasts about 20 minutes and spots are limited. If you are interested in bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to your organization call 423.710.1500.

Living With Alzheimer's- Early Stage Support Group- CURRENTLY

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.





 November 2

 Depression & Alzheimer's (Lunch and Learn Series)

 Details: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
 Alzheimer's Association Office
 117 A Longwood Dr. SE 
 Huntsville, AL

*Lunch provided

 November 4

 Alzheimer's & Hospice Care (Decatur Lunch and Learn Series)

 Details: 12 - 1 p.m.
 Hospice of the Valley
 240 Johnston St. SE
 Decatur, AL

*Lunch provided
RSVP required. Email or 800.272.3900

Check out all of our brown bag lunch presentations for 2016. Print a copy here.

Health Fairs (vendor)

 November 1
 9 - 11:30 a.m.

 Vendor at Lawrence County Interagency Council Health Fair
 13550 Court St.
 Moulton, AL

 November 9
 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CFC Charity Rep Speech HQ AMC
Redstone Arsenal



We are recruiting volunteers to be trained to start new support groups throughout our 11 county service area. If you or someone you know is interested please contact Brandi Medina at 800.272.3900 or

Support Group Facilitator Training
November 8
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Office
117 A Longwood Dr. SE Huntsville


October 27-28
12-4 p.m. at NARCOG 
216 Jackson St. Decatur, AL
R.E.S.T Training: Respite Education & Support Tools- unique and interactive training program that will provide you with the education and tools to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children. This is a two day free training to anyone interested. Registration is required: Call Dana Dobson at 265-355-4515



November 3, 2016
Fall Family Caregiver Conference
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cooper House  (406 Randolph Ave Huntsville)

Join us for this free community event that includes education, community resources, lunch, CEUs for professionals, door prizes and much more. Registration is REQUIRED! Email Brandi Medina at Space is limited.

November 10
Night Under the Purple Stars Gala to benefit the Alzheimer's Association


Memory Boosters - NEXT SESSION STARTS MAY 2016 
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




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