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Monthly programs | Program series | Additional programs | Symposium

Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers free educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community. To ensure you find the right program for you, please call 800.272.3900. Registration required.

View the January - March program listings.


Symposium

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION COLLABORATION SYMPOSIUM
FREE LUNCH AND LEARN

What's the difference between Lewy Body disease and Parkinson's disease?
Presenting speaker: Marla Bruns, MD, PhD
Thursday, March 23 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sourcepoint: 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio
Dr. Marla Bruns will lead an informal discussion of common overlapping symptoms between these two syndromes and highlight the unique features of Lewy body dementia. She will also introduce terminology of "parkinsonism" versus Parkinson's disease.
Respite available for limited number.
Register online

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Monthly programs

FIRST FRIDAYS
Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture. Each session takes place the first Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High St., Worthington, Ohio. View complete list of topics.

March 3 
Choices in Care 
Register online   
September 1
Dispelling the Myths of Long term care
Register online
April 7
Legal and financial planning
Register online
October 6
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
Register online
May 5
Vitamins and supplements  
Register online
November 3
Let nothing you dismay
Register online
June 2
Montessori based activities    
Register online
December 1
Physical activity and Alzheimer's
Register online
August 4
Patient and resident rights
Register online
First Friday does not take place in January or July



WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services.  Program is designed for those recently diagnosed or new to caring for someone with the disease.

Each session takes place at the Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

• Thursday, March 16 - 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Register online


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Program series

JOURNEYS
This seven-week educational and supportive series will explain the whats, whys and hopes to individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners.

This series will take place each Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. from February 23 - April 6 at the Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio

CAREGIVING 101 | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES
This three part series is designed to assist families and caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future. Topics include understanding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.  Select the session that works best for your needs.

DELAWARE COUNTY - Register online
Inn at Bear Trail: 8199 Monroe Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, February 22 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, March 1 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, March 8 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

FRANKLIN COUNTY - Register online
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, March 29 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, April 5 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, April 12 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

CAREGIVING 201
This two part series is designed to assist families caring for an individual in the mid to late stages of the disease. Topics include dealing with challenging behaviors, managing physical care needs, medication management, making difficult end-of-life decisions and copying with grief and guilt. Contact Michelle Crum at 1-800-272-3900 or complete the online form to inquire.

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Additional programs


KNOW THE 10 SIGNS
This program will educate individuals about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, risk factors, and will explain the diagnosis process.

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - THE BASICS
This presentation provides information about detection, causes, and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.  

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session.


EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease, 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. 

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVOIRS
Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES
A discussion on how activities can make the best of a person's abilities, enhance quality of life, and facilitate relaxation. Join us to learn how both the caregiver and individual with memory loss can enjoy the sense of security and togetherness that activities can provide.

• Tuesday, March 14 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin, Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Register online

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THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8, Delaware County Foundation, Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, Home Care Assistance, Ohio Arts Council, Our Family Home, Ron Sabatino Foundation, Senior Options, SourcePoint, Union CountySenior Services Levy, VITAS, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community


 

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