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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

2014 Program Dates for What Families Need to Know When the Diagnosis is AD or Another Dementia listed below:

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO:
WINTER 2014
Saturdays, Feb. 8 & 15
(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 2014
Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29
(four-part series)
6:30 - 8:30 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.
SUMMER 2014
Saturdays, August 16 & 23
(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.

FALL 2014
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.

BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

To be announced (four-part series)
4 - 6 p.m.
Northern Kentucky Area Development District
22 Spiral Drive-Conference Room A, Florence, KY 41042
Click here for a program registration form.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO:

Thursday, September 4 & 11 (two-part series)
1 - 4 p.m.
St. Mary's Medical Campus-Ironton (Conference Room)
1408 Campbell Dr.
Ironton, OH 45638
Click here for a program registration form.

CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO:

Wednesday, October 15 & 22 (two-part series)
1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Mercy Health Clermont Hospital
3000 Hospital Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Click here for a program registration form.

JACKSON/VINTON COUNTY, OHIO:

Tuesday, October 7 & 14 (two-part series)
5 - 8 p.m.
Holzer Medical Center - Community Education Room
500 Burlington Rd.
Jackson, OH 45640
Click here for a program registration form.

SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO:

Tuesday, Sept. 23 & 30 (two-part series)
1 - 4 p.m.
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)
1805 27th St. Room 3, Education Building
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Click here for a program registration form.

ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO:

Monday, August 18 & 25 (two-part series)
1 - 4 p.m.
Adams County Regional Medical Center
230 Medical Center Drive - Conference
Seaman, OH 45679
Click here for a program registration form.

GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO:

Thursday, September 18 & 25 (two-part series)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on 18th and 5:30 - 8:30 on the 25th
Holzer Medical Center Gallipolis (Education rm., next to cafeteria)
100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH  45631
Click here for a program registration form.

GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

Fridays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 (four-part series)
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Grant County Library Conference Room
201 Barnes
Williamstown, KY  41097
Click here for a program registration form

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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:

WINTER 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Elmcroft Senior Living Community
212 Main St.
Florence, KY 41042
Click here for a program registration form.

 

GALLIA COUNTY:

What: These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to ask questions and learn about the Alzheimer's disease/dementia and how to manage daily care challenges. See below for scheduled dates and topics. No registration is required.
Where: Various locations. See Below
TIME: 1 - 2:30 p.m. for all programs (Click here for a program flyer.) No registration is required
DATES (Tuesday):
     March 25 -
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia; Holzer Senior Care, 380 Colonial Dr., Bidwell, OH
     April 29 - Communication; Abbyshire Place, 311 Buckridge Rd., Bidwell, OH
     May 27 - Understanding Behavior: Arbors at Gallipolis, 170 Pinecrest Dr., Gallipolis, OH
     June 24 - Open Discussion (Group will choose topic); Holzer Assistd Living, 300 Briarwood Dr., Gallipolis, OH
     August 26 - Safety Considerations, Abbyshire Place, 311 Buckridge Rd., Bidwell, OH

HAMILTON COUNTY

What:
These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to ask questions and learn about the Alzheimer's disease/dementia and how to manage daily care challenges. See below for scheduled dates and topics.
Where: Alzheimer's Association, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH  45203 
Dates: Friday, August 29, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., (Click here for registration form) - Friday, September 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., (Click here for registration form) -  Friday, October 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Click here for registration form.)

JACKSON/VINTON COUNTIES:

What: These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to ask questions and learn about the Alzheimer's disease/dementia and how to manage daily care challenges. See below for scheduled dates and topics. Programs are free of charge. No registration is required.
Where: Four Winds Nursing Facility, 215 Seth Ave., Jackson, OH  AND  Jenkins Care Community, 142 Jenkins Memorial Rd., Wellston, OH
TIME: 1 - 2:30 p.m. for all programs (Click here for a program flyer.) No registration is required.

DATES (Thursdays):
February 20,
2014 - Understanding Alzheimer's disease/Dementia - Four Winds
March 20, 2014
- Communication - Jenkins Care Comm
April 17, 2014
- Understanding Behavior Four Winds   
May 15, 2014 - Open Discussion (Group will choose topic) - Jenkins Care Comm
June 19, 2014 -
Unspoken Grief: Losses of Alzheimer's Disease & other Dementia - Four Winds
July 17, 2014 -
Safety Considerations - Jenkins Care Comm
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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: To sign up for this program, click here for a registration form, or 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: Thursday, June 26
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: To sign up for this program, click here for a registration form or call the Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900.


Annual Black History Month Program Caring for a Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

What: The Alzheimer’s Association invite you to attend a special Black History Month presentation for African-American seniors.  At this program you will learn about the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia and hear how to cope.  Resource information will be provide by exhibitors from our community partners and an expert panel discussion will be held.
Where: Bethel Baptisit Church, 2712 Alms Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: Program: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and exhibits open at 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: To sign up for this program, click here for a registration form or call the Cincinnati office at 1-800-272-3900.


Alzheimer's Research Update 2014

You are invited to attend a FREE community education program focusing on current advances in Alzheimer's/dementia diagnosis, care, treatment and research.
Dean M Hartley, Ph.D, Director of Science Initiatives, Medical and Sceientific Relations from the Alzheimer's Association  
Where: Cooper Creek Event Center, 4040 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH  45241
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: There is no charge, but advance registration is required
Contact: To sign up for this program call the Cincinnati Office at 1-800-272-3900

A Day for Caregivers

This is a special day for family caregivers to attend informative sessions on various topics related to Alzheimer's/dementia and visit exhibits by local health care providers and other community resources. This education program for caregivers will include workshops on Coping, Driving, Legal and Financial Issues, and Late Stage Alzheimer's disease.
Keynote speakers will be Dr. Robert Keyes and Dr. John Tew.
Where: METS Center, 3861 Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, KY  41018 (located off I-275, Mineola Pike Exit, near the airport
 Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Cost: There is no charge, but advance registration is required
Contact: To sign up for this program, click here for a registration form or call the Cincinnati Office at 1-800-272-3900

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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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