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Middle Tennessee Presentations

Every presentation we discuss the basics of Alzheimer's disease, the 10 Warning Signs, Caregiver Stress and the services of the Alzheimer's Asociation. Anyone is welcome to attend. Brown bag your lunch or dinner.

 April 21

 10 a.m.

 First Baptist Nashville

 April 30

 6 p.m.

 J.L. Turner YMCA/Fifty Forward Bellevue

    Registration is requested. To register or for more information contact Tiffany Cloud-Mann or call 800.272.3900

Highland Rim Upcoming Presentations


 Basics and 10 Signs

Lincoln County Senior Center


 Basics and 10 Signs

 Giles County Senior Center

 April 12

 Brain Health Seminar

Mars Hill Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall

 April 26

 Wayne County Health Seminar (vendor)

 Wayne County

For more information call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten.

Northeast TN Presentations   

April Presentations coming soon.
Call 800.272.3900 for more information.

Southeast TN

Details to come.

Contact Amy French or call 800.272.3900

 West TN Family Caregiver Classes

 April 16

 11:30 a.m.

 Wandering & Safety

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Memphis Education Center
6027 Walnut Grove Office Building
Classroom 2

 April 22  10:30 a.m.

 Taking Care of Yourself

 Orange Mound Community Service Center
2590 Park Avenue
Memphis, 38114

 May 20  10:30 a.m.

 Money Matters

 Orange Mound Community Service Center
2590 Park Avenue
Memphis, 38114

 May 23

 1 p.m.

 Wandering & Safety

 Wesley Graceland Gardens
1430 Graceland Pines Drive
Memphis 38114

 May 21

 11:30 a.m.

 Managing Caregiver Stress

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Memphis Education Center
6027 Walnut Grove Office Building
Classroom 2

 June 6

 1 p.m.

 Activities at Home

 Wesley Graceland Gardens
1430 Graceland Pines Drive
Memphis, 38116

 June 17

 10:30 a.m.

 Signs of Azheimer's

 Orange Mound Community Service Center
2590 Park Avenue
Memphis, 38114

 June 18  11:30 a.m.

 Activities at Home

 Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Education Center
6027 Walnut Grove Office Building
Classroom 2

For more information, contact Susan Crowson or call 800.272.3900

Social Engagement Opportunities

Alzheimer's Art Therapy Tours
Brooks Museum of Art
May 6
June 3

For those with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. The atmosphere is welcoming and stimulating. Participants enjoy lively discussion of artwork in the museum's galleries, as well as hands-on art-making. Repeat attendance is encouraged. Admission is free; reservations required at 901.544.6215.


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"
Ongoing- First and third Tuesday of every month
Chattanooga, TN

A social engagement program for those affected by dementia and their caregivers.

Christ United Methodist Church
8645 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Wayne Evans or call 423.892.9363 for registration and more information.

Middle Tennessee Early Stage Social Activities

April 21
Crieve Hall Church of Christ- Nashville
10:30 a.m.

Early Stage Social Group. This is a social event once a month with entertainment

Memory Cafe
April 21
Through the Grapevine, Murfreesboro
2:00 p.m.

Socialize over coffee & cake with others in the early stages of Alzheimer's or other dementias.

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!
Contact Brandi Medina at 800.272.3900 to register.

April 8, 2014
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church St. SW Huntsville
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for a guided tour of the museum and lunch at the Pane e Vino Cafe.

June 25, 2014
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

We will tour the space and rocket center, the current exhibit and enjoy a boxed lunch.

October 22, 2014
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW Huntsville
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a driven tour around the gardens, see the scarecrow trail and enojoy a boxed lunch.

VBC Huntsville
Date and Tme TBA

Join us for a matinee of the classic ballet the Nutcracker.

The ABCs of Caregiving
Alzheimer's, Behaviors and Courage of Caregiving   Will be rescheduled for summer.

Living With Alzheimer's
April 15, 2014
Southeast TN.

This is an 8-week support and education program beginning April 15 2014 and continuing every other week at the Christ United Methodist Church on East Brainerd Road for a total of 9 meetings. 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 or Wendy Winters at 423.265.3600

Eligibility Requiremnts:
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.

Meeting dates include: April 15, April 29, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15 & July 29.

Coffee with Kodsi
April 28, 2014 10 a.m.
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
7620 Shallowford Road

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Matthew Kodsi for an informal Q&A. A neurologist with Chattanooga Neurology Associates, Dr. Kodsi is the area's leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia. His conversational, easy-going style will provide the perfect venue to "ask the expert" anything and everything you want to know in regard to Alzheimer's and dementia care!

To RSVP call 423.296.0097

Alzheimer's A to Z A Brain Health Expo
May 03, 2014
Von Braun Center East Hall
700 Monroe St. Huntsville

Open Admission between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event is free and will include health experts to answer questions, interesting and relevant speakers on Alzheimer's related topics, community support services and Alzheimer's research updates. Health screenings such as blood pressure, memory and more will be available. Entertainment will be provided as well as CEUs.

To reserve your spot and FREE lunch contact Brandi Medina at 265.880.1575. Register online here.

  Tullahoma Annual Caregiver Conference
May 15, 2014 
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Motlow State Community College-Marcum Technology Building
Ledford Mill Road, Tullahoma   Join us for Caring for those who cared for us: Covering all the bases of Alzheimer's Dementia. Visit exhibitors, learn from professionals and enjoy time with other family caregivers. Dr. Paul Newhouse, director of Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss behaviors. 

This event is FREE to attend. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Repsite care is available at no cost.

To register or for more information call 800.272.3900 or contact Teka Moten.

Memory Fair
May 20, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Hickory Valley Retirement Community, Chattanooga

Join us for an interactive, lively evening filled with information and resources for caregivers! Featured guests will be Dr. Matthew Kodsi and other area experts on diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's and related dementia. Stay tuned for registration and further details.

 Cleveland Caregiver Conference
June 12, 2014

An all day event for caregivers caring for loved one with dementia. This event will feature education, support and resources to help assure the best quality of life for you and your loved one. Stay tuned for more details.

2014 Diversity Conference
June 19, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The 2014 Diversity Conference will be held at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis-Garret Auditorium & Education Center. This conference is for Seniors and adults caring for those with dementia/Alzheimer's. Lunch is provided and attendees have an opportunity to visit vendors with community resources.

For more information regarding participating as a vendor or to register, contact Miriam Clay or call 800.272.3900.




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