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Tiffany Cloud-Mann, Vice President of Programs, discusses the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia in above video.



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

January 16

 12 p.m.

Rutherford County YMCA
205 North Thompson Lane Murfreesboro
with Stonecrest Medical Center

 January 20

 6 p.m.

  Barton House Assisted Living
6961 US 70 Nashville
*discussion on helping children and teens understand Alzheimer's

 January 21  11 a.m.

 Hendersonville Senior Center
197 Impreial Blvd Hendersonville

Early Stage Services

Making Memories Together- Early Stage Support Group
Resumes in March

Memory Cafe
Resumes in March 


Highland Rim Area


January 13 

 12  p.m.

 Q&A Day in Tullahoma

Coffee County
Senior Center
410 N. Collins St. Tullahoma, TN

 January 21 

 7 p.m.

 The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Church of Christ
1230  S. College St.

 January 26

 10:30 a.m.

 Alzheimer's 101: Q&A

100 Senior Citizen Way Pulaski, TN

 January 26

 1 p.m.

 The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

First United
Methodist Church
200 West Jefferson St.
Pulaski, TN

 January 28

 7 p.m.

 Alzheimer's Caregiver video

Church of Christ
1230 S. College St.


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.

An Alzheimer's Association staff member will be present at the Coffee County Senior Citizens Center during lunchtime on the following dates.

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. We have the following training dates available. 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.

January 21- 2 - 4 p.m.
Education Program Volunteer Training
Franklin County Senior Center- 74 Clover Drive Winchester, TN 37398

January 26- 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Education Program Volunteer Training
Giles County Senior Center- 100 Senior Citizens Way Pulaski, TN 38478


Northeast Tennessee


January 22

 2 p.m.  

10 Warning Signs

 Mountain States Health Alliance,
Health Resource Center
The Mall at Johnson City
2011 N. Roan St.

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Tabitha Ebbert for more information.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
January 16- 1 p.m.

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 now!


West Tennessee

January 13


Know the 10 Signs

 Bethlehem Missionary
Baptist Church
918 Looney Avenue
Memphis 38107

January 14  6:30 p.m.

The Basics of  Alzheimer's

Second Presbyterian Church
4055 Poplar Ave.
Memphis 38111

January 20  10:30 a.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies

 Orange Mound Community Center
2590 Park Ave.
Memphis 38114

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.


Marion County Caregiver Conference
February 12, 2015
5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Sequatchie Valley Baptist Association
300 Cornerstone Drive Jasper, Tn  
Conversations about Dementia will feature Dr. Kodsi, a neurologist and area expert on dementia care. He will provide the opportunity for caregivers to learn more about Alzheimer's in a conversational setting. Registration begins at 5 p.m. followed by Dr. Kodis at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and the conference will end at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information contact Amy French at 423.265.3600.      Register online here!              
Tennessee Day On The Hill
February 25, 2015

We are heading to Nashville to meet face-to-face with elected officials to increase care and support for Alzheimer's.
Call 800.272.3900 for more information.

Register here.








January 7

  11:30 a.m.   

Basics of Alzheimer's

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 


Gadsden Caregiver Conference
January 21
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Gadsden Senior Activities Center
623 Broad St. Gadsden, Al

This event is free and open to the public. Topics will include basics of Alzheimer's, legal planning and caregiving.

For more information 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!


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