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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. Email the presenter to register. Please include your full name and zip code.


Understanding Dementia- Related Behaviors
February 19 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (central)

Join us to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some
of the most common behavioral challenges related to the disease.

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
February 25 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. (central time)

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, cause and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

To register for any of these webinars please click here.

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.

 Feb. 10

 11 a.m.

 Cannon County Senior Center

 Feb. 23

 10:30 a.m.

 McMinnville Senior Center

 Feb. 24  9 a.m.

 Gallatin Senior Center


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.

Care Consultation Tuesdays
Tiffany Cloud- Mann will be available for onsite care consultations in various locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Confidential care consultations can help educate the caregivers, connect them with resources and support and help create a plan for next steps.

Feb. 9, 2016
11 a,m, - 2 p.m.
Home Instead Senior Care (1276 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, Tn)
You are welcome to come pick up informational brochures or have a care consultation.

Early Stage Social Activities

February 26
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (919 Broadway Nashville 37203)
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a guided tour, art class and lunch.

March 18
Crieve Hall Church of Christ (4806 Trousdale Dr. Nashville 37220)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us for an art activity and lunch.

Early Stage Services

Memory Café
Feb. 15 at 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.



South Central Tennessee


 Feb. 12

 10 a.m.

  Bedford Co. Caregiver Appreciation

 Christ Lutheran Church
500 Elm St.
Lunch provided and respite care available

 Feb. 16  11 a.m.

 Alzheimer's Association hosts Tullahoma Senior Providers

 Life Care Center of Tullahoma

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

Feb. 24
12 - 2 p.m.
Behavioral Healthcare Center at Columbia (1400 Rosewood Drive)
Free program for person in the early stages of Alzheimer's or another dementia and their care partner.
For more info contact Teka Moten at 800.272.3900

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.

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.


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.

 Jan. 13  12 p.m.

 Lunch and Moore

 Innovation Lab
2109 W. Market St.
Suite 120
Johnson City, Tn 37604

RSVP here 

 Jan. 14  10 a.m.

 Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

 Agape Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
505 N. Roan St.
Johnson City, Tn  

 RSVP here

 Jan. 26

 11 a.m.

 Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

Johnson City
2003 Watersedge Dr.
Johnson City, Tn  

 RSVP here

Care Consultation Day
Jan. 11 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Common Wealth Assisted Living (860 Wolf Creek Trl, Abingdon VA 24210)

Jan. 28 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mountain States Health Alliance Resources Center
(Johnson City Mall located on the lower level next to Belk)

Come out for a free one on one care consultation, these are designed to help people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families
face at every stage of the disease. A trained care consultant will conduct an assessment of needs and create an action plan to address the needs and concerns of the family. A care consultant will assist your family with planning and problem solving and provide support for all affected. During this time we can conduct a full safety assessment to make sure those facing the disease are currently safe. Schedule your appointment with Tabitha Ebbert today!

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



 10 a.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's

 Wesley Highland Meadows
3517 Andy Way
Memphis 38128

Jan.14  6:30 p.m.

 Understanding and Responding to Behaviors

Jackson Oaks
3131 N. Highland Ave.
Jackson, Tn 38305

Jan. 27  10 a.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies

Register here

Jan. 27  12 p.m.

 Know the 10 Signs

 Mt. Zion
Baptist Church
201 W. Chester St.
Jackson, Tn 38301

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


SAVE THE DATE: Memphis Caregiver Conference

June 16, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis- Garret Auditorium & Education
Stay tuned for more details

Southeast Tennessee


 Feb. 2

12 p.m.

 Healthy Habits for
a Healthier You

 Ridgedale Baptist Church
1831 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, Tn 37421

 Feb. 21  4 p.m.

 The Basics
of Alzheimer's

 Morris Hill Baptist Church
1804 Morris Hill Road
RSVP to 423.892.2071

 Feb. 25

 5:30 p.m.

 Dementia: How to
talk to a loved one

 East Ridge Retirement Ctr
1417 Mack Smith Road
RSVP to 423.551.4190

Community Events

Coffee with Kodsi 
Feb. 19 10 - 11 a.m.
Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove (9650 Leyland Dr. Ooltewah)

Join the Alzheimer's Association for  a question and answer session with Dr. Matthew Kodsi, neurologist and area expert on dementia care.

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.

Feb. 11 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Elmcroft of Shallowford
7127 Lee Highway
For more information and to RSVP call 423.710.1500

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
Feb. 9 and 23
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
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.





 Feb. 3

 11:30 a.m.

 Alzheimer's & the Grief Process

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

 Feb. 19

 11 a.m.

 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

Register here

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

Memory Boosters - Forming now for January through March
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

New events coming soon.

We will be attending the following health fairs:

Vital Living Expo UAH University Fitness Center (500 John Wright Dr. NW Huntsville 35899)
Free admission

Support Group Facilitator Training
Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We are recruiting volunteers to be trained to start new up support groups through our 11 county service area. If you or someone you know is interested in starting a group please call Brandi Medina at 800.272.3900.




SAVE THE DATE: Day on the Hill
February 23, 2016
5:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Join us for our annual advocacy Day on the Hill in Montgomery. We will be taking volunteers, caregivers, those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and professionals via bus to visit with our State Senators and Congressmen. Call 800. 272.3900 to register or email Brandi Medina.

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