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Education Programs
The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community.

Please call 1-800-272-3900 to register for any of the educational programs below.

Click here for the complete list of education programs


2015 First Fridays Series
Held the first Friday of each month
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (includes lunch)
Location:
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085

Friday, May 1st Topic: Nutrition: Culinary Comfort Food 
Presenter: George Mrus
Former Executive Chef and Vitas Hospice Volunteer

Respite: Attendees are encouraged to bring their loved ones living with memory loss to our respite program called “The Club.”
Please call 800-272-3900 to make a reservation as space is limited.

First Friday Videos

Click here for the complete First Friday calendar


Journeys
“Journeys” is a seven-week series for individuals living with memory loss and their care partner. Each two-hour meeting includes an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups - one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group with care partners.

Wednesdays, July 15th through August 26th
1:00PM-3:00PM
Location:
Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road., Columbus, OH 43215

Group size is limited. Registration is required.
Contact Denise Brembeck at 800-272-3900 or dbrembeck@alz.org.



Memory Strategies
The ICAN program at the Ohio State University Department of Speech & Hearing Science has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio to provide strategies for improving functional communication skills to adults with cognitive-communication impairment through a social group setting.

Fridays from 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Dates: 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
Location:
The Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
No Cost: Number of Registrants is limited
* Ask about Caregiver Support Group

Registration is required.
Contact Denise Brembeck at 800-272-3900 or dbrembeck@alz.org.



The Basics
This presentation provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Monday, April 20th 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
The Andrews House
39 W. Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015
No Cost

March 9th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Location:
Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus OH 43215
No Cost: Funded by COAAA

Dates:
April 15th 9:00 AM - 10:00AM
May 20th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
June 17th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 15th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 19th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact Denise Brembeck at 800-272-3900 or dbrembeck@alz.org.



Caregiving 101 Series
This series is designed to assist families in coping with the early stage of the disease.
Topics Include:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Techniques for Communication and Safety
  • Long-term Planning and Community Resources
  • Medical Issues and Hospitalizations
  • Community Resources
Location: The Inn at Olentangy Trails
36 Corduroy Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Date: May 5, 12, and 19, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gillie Senior Center
Fountain Square Shopping Center
2100 Morse Center Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Date: June 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
No Cost: Funded by COAAA


Caregiving 201
This series is designed to assist families caring for an individual in the mid-to-late stages of the disease.

Topics include:
  • Dealing with Challenging Behavior
  • Managing Physical Care Needs
  • Medication Management
  • Making Difficult End of Life Decisions
  • Coping with Grief and Guilt
Location: The Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Date: May 14 and 21, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM




Memory Matters: Fairfield County
Understanding Dementia
Elizabeth Walz, MD, Neurologist, Fairfield Medical Center

Location: Fairfield Medical Center
2nd Floor Assembly Rooms
401 North Ewing St.
Lancaster, OH 43130
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Limited seating. Registration requested.
Please call Lisa at SOCIL 740-689-1494 x10
Topics to be discussed:
  • Normal aging vs. dementia
  • Behavior aspects of dementia
  • Caregiver stress
  • Community Resources
 

Memory Matters: East Side Education
Location: Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43086

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Free dementia-friendly activity for your loved one provided by Wesley at Home
Topic: Talking to Your Pharmacist
Presenter: Ruth Emptage, PharmD
The Ohio State University, School of Pharmacy

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Free dementia-friendly activity for your loved one provided by Wesley at Home
Topic: Leaving a Legacy of Love
Presenter: Bruce Benzig, Chaplain,
Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare


 

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