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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


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.

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
December 10 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. (central time)
Email Brandi Medina to register. Please include full name and zip code.

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.

Alzheimer's & the Holidays
December 15 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Email Brandi Medina to register.

The holiday season can present unique challenges. Discussion will include home safety tips, traveling information, gift ideas and wandering issues.


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.

November  6

9 a.m.

Caregiver Pamper Day

St. Clair Senior Center
325 St. Clair St.

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.


Health Fairs
We will be attending the following health fairs:

Early Stage Services

TBD: Meet to make Christmas ornaments, hear from a carol group and enjoy lunch. Details will be sent via email and posted on social media and this website.

Memory Café
November 16 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.


Save the Date: Clarksville Caregiver Conference coming December 2015

South Central Tennessee


 November 8  10:30a.m.

 Mini Basics of Alzheimer's

 Prosperity Baptist Church
Murfreesboro, TN

 November 17

 11 a.m. -
3 p.m.

 Day in Tullahoma

 Call or email for care consultations 800.272.3900

November 19  9:30 a.m.

 Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

 Bedford County Senior Center
Shelbyville, TN

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:


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.


Training Opportunities

December 10 8-11:30 a.m.
Baily Manor hosts Professional Ethics Workshop


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


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.



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


West Tennessee


 November 13

 3 p.m.

 Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

 Wesley Fountain Place
12410 Telecom Dr.
Milan, 38358

 November 18  9 a.m.

 Legal and Financial Planning
Part 2

 Luther Terrace
3907 James Road
Memphis, 38128

 November 20  10a.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies

 Wesley Highland Meadows
3517 Andy Way Lane
Memphis 38128

 November 23  1 p.m.

 Effective Communication Strategies


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


Caregiver Consultation Day
November 16
12-4 p.m.
Home Instead Senior Care
196 Cheyenne Dr. Jackson, Tennessee 38305
For more information, call 800.272.3900 or email Miriam Clay.

Southeast Tennessee


 October 30 


 Coffee with Kodsi

 Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
4561 North Terrace
RSVP to 423.493.0270

 November 2  10 a.m.  Coffee with  Kodsi

 Garden Plaza of Cleveland
3500 Keith St. NW
RSVP 423.479.4447

 November 6  10 a.m.  Coffee with Kodsi

 Morning Pointe of Hixson
5501 Old Hixson Pike
RSVP 423.847.1370

Community Events

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.

November 6
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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
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.


 Fall Caregiver Conference 
 Friday, November 20 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ootlewah United Methodist Church
Register online.

A free educational event for area caregivers. Guests will receive information on subjects related to caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia through breakout sessions. Dr. Berneet Kaur, neurologist with Erlanger Neurology will deliver the keynote address. Special guests will also include Kelle Z. Riley, local author and caregiver whose caregiving story was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementia. Registered guests will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Register online here or call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.



 Dec. 3

 5:30 p.m.

 Alzheimer's & The Holidays

Huntsville Public Library
915 Monroe St. SW
Huntsville  35801


 11 a.m.

 Basics of Alzheimer's


 Dec. 15

 11 a.m.

 Alzheimer's & The Holidays


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 - 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.


Save the date: Holiday Open House
December 14
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Call 800.272.3900 or email Michelle Cain

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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