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 Special Programs
 
Online Programs
 Meet Marty Manning  
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The Marty Manning Online Education Center is the online home for education programs offered by Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter

Marty Manning believed that information and education was crucial to providing quality care for people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Our goal is to provide a platform to training that caregivers need in their journey with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

We recognize that caregivers have families, jobs and other responsibilities, in addition to providing care, that may keep them away from education programs held in the community. The Marty Manning Online Education Center is a gateway to education programs offered on demand. Each of these programs can be viewed on your PC or Mac following a short registration process. You can start and stop them at any time and access them 24 hours a day

Taking part is easy. Choose the program you want to attend from the list below and decide whether you want the on-demand or live version. For on-demand, click the link and register.

Online Programs

Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
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.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: making legal plans that fit your needs, legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you, how to find legal and financial assistance, practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care, tax deductions and credits, and government programs that can help pay for care.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are. You’ll learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this 2-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. We will also demonstrate how to use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for health aging.

Dementia Conversations
Dementia Conversations is not a traditional dementia education program. Rather than teach about the changes that come with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, this program focuses on how family members and friends can have effective conversations with someone who either has Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, or shows signs of cognitive decline. The program provides strategies to discuss obtaining a diagnosis, driving, and legal and financial matters. This interactive workshop features videos of people with Alzheimer’s disease and leading experts sharing tips on how to have these chats.

Effective Communication Strategies
Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Effective Communication Strategies explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. This interactive presentation explains the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease, offers tips on decoding the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person, and how to identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior assists caregivers to decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, including how to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors, and list strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

Marty Manning (1929-2013)

Marty Manning (pictured at right) got involved with the Chapter in the 1990s when his first wife, Lynn, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Marty retired as a lieutenant colonel in U.S. Marine Corps and taught at Christian Brothers Academy, before retiring to care for his wife. He was one of the Chapter's most vocal and passionate advocates and served on numerous committees before his appointment to the board. He was the longtime facilitator of a bi-weekly support group in the Syracuse area, affectionately know as "The Gang."

Marty remarried in 2008 and lived in the Bayberry neighborhood of Liverpool. He served four terms on the Chapter's Board of Directors, before retiring in October 2010. The Manning children made a donation in honor of their father, wanting to continue his fight against the disease and assist other caregivers in their journeys with the disease.

Marty died on August 10, 2013 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. He was 84.

 

Technical Requirements

What are the technical requirements to attend an online education program?
In order to attend one of our online education programs, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

Windows-based PC users

  • For best performance, use a PC with a dual-core 2.4 GHz processor or faster, and at least 2GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or higher operating system
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer, or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer
  • JavaScript or Java must be installed and enabled (You can test this at Java.com.)
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash is needed for on-demand programs. Check your computer here.
  • DSL, cable modem or faster Internet service (we do not recommend using dial-up)
  • Speakers

Mac users

  • For best performance, use a Mac with an Intel processor and at least 1 GB RAM
  • Mac OS 10.5 or newer
  • Safari 3.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or newer, or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer
  • JavaScript or Java must be installed and enabled (You can test this at Java.com.)
  • The latest version of Adobe Flash is needed for on-demand programs. Check your computer here.
  • DSL, cable modem or faster Internet service (we do not recommend using dial-up)
  • Speakers and microphone (optional)

Do you need speakers?
For on-demand programs, speakers are required. Most laptops and desktop computers now come equipped with both items.

Do you have to download anything to your computer?
No. You may be asked to run a helper file on your browser to assist the webinar software. We will not install any software or malware on your machine.

Do you have to register in advance?
Yes. Every registrant is issued a unique identifier in order to participate. After registering, you will receive confirmation and reminder emails with the login details.

Do you need an email address to participate?
Yes. This is how you will communicate with our webinar system. If you do not have an email address, you can register for a free email account from Outlook.com, Gmail, or Yahoo.

What happens to the information you provide when registering?
We enter your personal information into our database, which allows us to track demographic information and participation. We will not sell your information to any third-party organization or mailing list.

Do you need to complete the evaluation form that will be emailed to you?
The evaluation is not required, but your participation helps us ensure that we are providing a high quality educational program. Your answers are confidential.



 

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