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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.

 August 10

Effective Communication Strategies

 Details: 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (central) Register.

 Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place with someone who has Alzheimer's , learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

*Deadline to register: August 8

 August 15 

Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12p.m. (central) Register.

 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, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

*Deadline to register: August 10


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.

 August 16

Tuesdays with Tiffany
 Details: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Vantage Pointe Village
 2035 Vantage Pointe Road
 Ashland City, TN

 Register by calling Tiffany Cloud-Mann at 800.272.3900.

 August 23

 Effective Communication

 Details: 6 p.m.
 Stones River Manor
 Murfreesboro, TN

 August 25

 Tuesdays with Tiffany

 Details: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
 Home Instead Senior Care
 155 Legends Drive
 Lebanon, TN

Register by calling Tiffany Cloud-Mann at 800.272.3900 

*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.

 August 17

 Alzheimer's Town Hall Meeting

 Details: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
 Nashville Public Television
 161 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN

We will open the Town Hall with a screening of some clips from the NPT Aging Matters Series on Alzheimer's disease, DVD's of the program provided to those who attend.
Representatives and their staff from the following districts have been requested: Senator Alexander, Representative Blackburn, Representative Cooper, Representative Black and Representative DesJarlais.
Share your Alzheimer's story, voice your needs and hear from professionals in the field about research, support and the trajectory of this disease.  

Call 800.272.3900 to register.

 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.

 June 14  Dementia Conversations

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16  Legal & Financial Planning

 Details: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN
 June 16

 Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

 Details: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
 Mall at Johnson City Health Resource Center
 2011 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN

 June 15

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 AGAPE Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
 505 N. Roan St.
 Johnson City, TN

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment email Tabitha Ebbert at  

 June 22

 Care Consultation Day

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Commonwealth Assisted Living at Abingdon
 860 Wolf Creek Trail
 Abingdon, VA

 Tabitha Ebbert, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer's Association will be available for one-on-one care consultations. These confidential meetings help people navigate through decisions and uncertainties that person's with Alzheimer's and their families face every day. To schedule your appointment contact Tabitha Ebbert at  

 June 22

 Lunch & Moore featuring Dr. Norman Moore

 Details: 12 - 1 p.m.
 ETSU Innovation Lab
 2109 West Market St.
 Johnson City, TN

Register here.

 June 23

 The Basics

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN

 June 28

 Know the 10 Signs

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
 2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100 Kingsport, TN


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

June 30 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Northeast Tennessee Office
2020 Meadowview Parkway, Suite 100
Kingsport, Tn

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

Call 800.272.3900 or contact Miriam Clay for more information.

 August 16 

 Know the 10 Signs

 Details: 6-7 p.m. 
 Morningside of Jackson
 1200 N. Parkway
 Jackson, TN

 August 24

 The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's

Details: 7 - 8 p.m. 
Highland Church of Christ
400 N. Houston Levee Road.
Cordova, TN

 August 25

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Details: 1 - 2 p.m.
Wesley Graceland Gardens
1430 Graceland Pines St.
Memphis, TN


 August 30

Frontotemporal Dementia: Signs, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Details: 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Brookdale - Cordova
1535 Appling Care Lane
Cordova, TN


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.


 August 26

 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

  August 10

  Rhea County Fair Seniors Day  

 Details: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 Rhea County Ag Center and Fairgrounds 
 Evansville, TN

 Drop in and join our Program Specialist Traci Bennett-Hobek and our friends at The Veranda at Rhea County for education, support and some County Fair fun!

 August  26

  Coffee with Kodsi

 Details: 10-11a.m.
 Morning Pointe of Hixson
 5501 Old Hixson Pike 
Join us for a Q&A session with Dr. Matthew Kodsi. Ask the expert anything and everything you want to know about this disease. RSVP to 423.870.5900.

 August 26

  Brain Health: Everyone Has a Story

 Details: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
 Morning Pointe of Hixson
 5501 Old Hixson Pike

 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 423.870.5900

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.

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.


 August 6 

 Joyful Sounds Senior Choir Benefit Concert

 Details: 6 p.m.
 Christ United Methodist Church 
 (corner of East Brainerd Rd. and Morris Hill Rd.)

 Christ United Methodist Church will hold a FREE concert to benefit Walk to End Alzheimer's. Donations will be accepted.

 Stay tuned for more details.




 August 11

 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

 Details:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
               Fox Army Health Center
               Redstone Arsenal
               4100 Goss Road SW
               Huntsville, AL

 August 16

 Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

 Details: 10 - 11 a.m.
              Redstone Arsenal HQ AMC Building
              4400 Martin Road
              Huntsville, AL 

 August 16

 Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
              Edward Jones Regional Meeting Jackson Center
              **Edward Jones Employees Only 

 August 18

 Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
               Cherokee Manor
               394 Northwood Dr.
               Centre, AL

 August 18

 Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

 Details: 4 - 5 p.m. 
               Autumn Cove
               4425 Greenbrier Dear Road
               Anniston, AL

August 25

 Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Seminar
 Presenting "Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

 Details: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
               601 Genome Way

              Lunch provided. Registration required. Register here.

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

Health Fairs (vendor)

 August 9
 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 DeKalb County Council on Aging Health Fair
600 Tyler Ave. SE Ft. Payne, AL

 August 26
 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Hartselle Health Fair
Hartselle Civic Center
406 Nance Ford Road Hartselle, Al
 August 26
 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 A.S.A.P. Annual Block Party
 218 Rhett Ave. SW Huntsville
*Food, music, vendors and education.
Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Association.

 August 30
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
MDA Health Fair
Redstone Arsenal MDA Building Huntsville, AL



 August 19

 R.E.S.T. (Respite Education and Support Tools training)

 Details: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 216 Jackson St. SE Decatur, AL

This is a unique, interactive training program that will provide one with education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care either as a family caregiver or a volunteer. Space is very limited. Call Dana Dobson at 256-355-4515 to register.

 August 22

 Support Group Facilitator Training

 Details: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 Location TBA Anniston, AL

Are you interested in starting up a support group in your area? Call and register to be trained to become a facilitator at 800.272.3900 or email Brandi Medina at

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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