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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.

 September 7


 Details: 6 p.m.
 Lambuth United Methodist
 Gallatin, TN

 September 9


 Details: 10 a.m.
 Ajax Senior Center
 Clarksville, TN

 September 19


 Details: Franklin County Senior Center Health Fair
 Winchester, TN

 September 23  Ajax Senior Center Health Fair

 Details: Clarksville, TN
 September 30


 Details: 12 p.m.
 Morning Pointe of Franklin
 Franklin, 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
and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.

 September 16

 Annual Caregiver's Conference

Details: First Baptist Church
              108 7th Ave. S. Nashville 
              8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us for the annual caregiver conference. Topics will include research, family dynamics, behaviors, paying for care and more. Guests will include:

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress, author and advocate for dementia research and caregivers.
Dr. Keith Fargo- Director of Scientific Programs & Outreach at the Alzheimer's Association will speak on the latest research including what research and clinical studies are all about and what the road ahead looks like for Alzheimer's.

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.

 September 8

 Dementia Conversations

 Details: 6:30 -7:30 p.m. 
 Brookdale Jackson Oaks
 3131 N. Highland Ave.

 September 21

 The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's

 Details: 10 - 11 a.m.  
 Luther Terrace
 3908 James Road


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.


 September 23

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Home Instead Senior Care
 196 Cheyenne Drive
 Jackson, TN

 Register here or call Miriam Clay at 800.272.3900.

Southeast Tennessee

Community Events

  September 27

  Safe at Home

 Details: 6 - 7 p.m.
 BEHOLD Senior Activity Center
 6701 Shallowford Rd

 Ensuring the safety of your loved one (and yourself) is a top priority. While you cannot hedge every bet, there are many simple and inexpensive modifications and alterations in daily routine that can be made in the home to reduce risks and allow everyone to rest easier. Join us as we explore safety measures, fellowship together and support each other in this dementia care journey.

RSVP to 423.265.3600

 September 29

  Brain Health: Everyone Has a Story

 Details: 10 - 11 a.m. 
 Etowah Senior Center
 435 Copper St.
 Etowah, TN 37331

 Join Traci Bennett-Hobek, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association for this interactive program featuring a brief overview of Alzheimer's and how brain health ties into daily living. The focus will be on individual well-being and ways to create healthy habits. Guests from the community are welcome to attend.

RSVP to 423.265.3600

Community Events

Women's Health Expo (Tennova)
September 20
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Peerless Road Church 3301 Peerless Road, Cleveland.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 27
9-11:30 a.m.
North River Civic Center 1009 Executive Dr. Hixson

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.

Advocacy Opportunities

Coffee with Congress: BE the Voice!
Join us at the office of Congressman Chuck Fleischmann as we meet with his staff to advocate for his support of legislation to increase funding for Alzheimer's research and care. For details and to register contact Amy French at or call 423.265.3600.

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.





 September 2

 Alzheimer's Disease and Palliative Care

 Details:  Decatur Lunch & Learn Series 
               12 p.m.
               Hospice of the Valley
               240 Johnston St. SE Decatur
               Speaker: Stacy Codding
               RSVP required. Email

 September 14

 Alzheimer's Association-Resources in the Community

 Details: 10 a.m.
              Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home
              2701 Meridian St. N.
              Huntsville 35811

 September 15

 Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 6 p.m
              Pilot Club Wintzell's
              5100 Sanderson Road NW
              Huntsville, AL 35805

 September 22

 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

 Details: Columbia Cottages
              2373 Roberts Lane 
              Florence, AL 35630

 September 27

 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

 Details: 11:30 a.m.  
               Marshall Flight Center
               4200 Rideout Road
               Redstone Arsenal (clearance required)

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

Health Fairs (vendor)

 September 15
10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

 Vendor at ADTRAN Health Fair
 901 Explorer Blvd. NW 
 Huntsville, AL 35806

 September 30
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Huntsville Hospital & Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Conference
Corporate University
109 Governor's Dr. SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
 August 30
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
MDA Health Fair
Redstone Arsenal MDA Building Huntsville, AL



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. Next training is October 2016 in Huntsville.

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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