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PLEASE NOTE: Registered participants will be notified by telephone if a program is canceled due to inclement weather or other factors. Unless otherwise notified, participants can assume that all programs will proceed as scheduled.

Family Caregiver Education

What Families Need to Know...
When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s Disease or Another Dementia

Caring for someone with cognitive impairment is a 24-hour a day challenge. What Families Need to Know is a care and support workshop for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. This series of educational sessions, offered at various times and locations, provides a special opportunity for families to learn and share together in an informal setting. Topics are presented by experts in the fields of medicine, law, nursing and social work.

This education series is available to family caregivers of people with dementia and is offered at no charge. Seating is limited and you must register to attend. To register, call the main Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900 or download and print a registration form from the program listings below. (Please Note: This program is not designed for people diagnosed with dementia, and their attendance is strongly discouraged. To find educational options for diagnosed persons, please see the Early Stage programs listed on this site.)

Session Topics include (separate speakers for each topic): The Nature and Progression of the Disease, Understanding Changes in Communication and Behavior, Legal Planning, and Family Coping Strategies and Community Resources

2015 Program Dates for What Families Need to Know When the Diagnosis is AD or Another Dementia listed below:

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO:
WINTER 2015
Saturdays, Jan. 17 & 24
(two-part series)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati
644 Linn Street - 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Click here for a program registration form.
SPRING 2015
To be Announced
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati
644 Linn Street - 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Click here for a program registration form.
SUMMER 2015
To be Announced
Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati
644 Linn Street - 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Click here for a program registration form.

FALL 2015
To be Announced
(two-part series)
9:00am - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati
644 Linn Street - 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Click here for a program registration form.

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO:

Location and times to be announced for spring program

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
St. Mary's Medical Campus-Ironton (Conference Room)
1408 Campbell Dr.
Ironton, OH 45638.

CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
Mercy Health Clermont Hospital
3000 Hospital Drive
Batavia, OH 45103

JACKSON/VINTON COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
Holzer Medical Center - Community Education Room
500 Burlington Rd.
Jackson, OH 45640

SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)
1805 27th St. Room 3, Education Building
Portsmouth, OH 45662

ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
Adams County Regional Medical Center
230 Medical Center Drive - Conference
Seaman, OH 45679

GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO:

To be Announced
Holzer Medical Center Gallipolis (Education rm., next to cafeteria)
100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH  45631

WARREN COUNTY, OHIO:

         Saturdays, March 21 & 28, 2015
(2-part series)
         9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.      
        Warren County Senior Services Building
         570 N. State Route 74
         Lebanon, OH  45036     


CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

         Location and time to be announced for a spring program
     
    
         
         
GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

         To be Announced
         Grant County Library Conference Room
         201 Barnes
         Williamstown, KY  41097

DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA:

Saturdays, April 11 & 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m.
(2-part series)
Dearborn County Hospital, 2nd floor "Ohio" conference room
600 Wilson Creek Rd.
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025
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Family Forum

Special topics of interest to family caregivers are presented at various community locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Discussions include common caregiving challenges, respite care options, safety concerns, long-term care planning and more.

BOONE COUNTY, KY:


GALLIA COUNTY:


HAMILTON COUNTY


JACKSON/VINTON COUNTIES:

 

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Family Activities

What: This Program will provide families with ideas, practical solutions and inspiration for engaging a family member who has dementia. It is important to involve your loved ones in meaningful activities as their dementia progresses. Activities enrich their lives and allow them to feel happier and more fulfilled.
Where: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203 3rd Floor Conference Room
Date: To be Announced
Time:
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: call the Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900 or 513-721-4284.


Understanding Wandering

What: This program addresses wandering behaviors, issues related to safety and strategies for maximizing safety for the person at risk for wandering.
Where: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., 3rd Floor Conference Room
Date: To be Announced
Time:
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: call the Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900.


Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late Stage

WhatThis program will discuss resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Where: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Cincinnati, OH  45203
Date: Wednesday, February 18
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Click here for registration form
Contact: call the Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900.


Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Early Stage

What: A three-part series of education/support sessions for individuals diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and their primary caregivers. Participants must have an awareness of their diagnosis and a willingness to discuss it.
Where: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Date: Wednesdays, April 15, 22 & 29
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but initial screening is required. Participation is limited to the person with the diagnosis and one family member.
Contact:
Call Beth Bross, 800-272-3900 to schedule a screening interview.

 

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Various programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.


 

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