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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

2015-16 Program Dates for What Families Need to Know When the Diagnosis is AD or Another Dementia listed below:

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO:
SUMMER 2016
Saturdays, August 13 & 20
(two-part series)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Heritage Hall
7820 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45255
Click here for a program registration form.
SUMMER 2016
Saturdays, August 27
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mercy West Hospital - Auditorium (Located on T-Level)
3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45211
Click here for a program registration form. 

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO:

FALL 2016
Saturdays, October 22 & 29
(two-part series)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Refreshing Springs Church of God
7719 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd.
West Chester, OH  45069
Click here for a program registration form

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO:

Thursdays, May 10 & 17
St. Mary's Medical Campus-Ironton (Conference Room)
1408 Campbell Dr.
Ironton, OH 45638
Click here for a program registration
 

CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO:

 

JACKSON/VINTON COUNTY, OHIO:


 

SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO:

Thursdays, September 22 & 29
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)- East Campus
2201 25th St. (Gibson Building) 1st Floor
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Click here for a program registration form.

ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO:

 

GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO:

Wednesdays, March 30 & April 6
Holzer Medical Center Gallipolis (Education Rm. A, next to cafeteria)
100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH  45631
Click here for program registration form.

WARREN COUNTY, OHIO:

         
           

BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

        Friday, June 3, 10, 17, 24 This date is rescheduled to Friday July 8.  4 - 6 p.m.

        Northern Kentucky Area Development District
        22 Spiral Dr.
        Florence, KY  41042
        Click here for program registration form.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

         
         
     
   
           
GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

        
KENTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

     
        

RIPLEY COUNTY, INDIANA

        Saturday, July 23 & 30
        Margaret Mary Hospital - Auditorium 
        321 Mitchell Ave.
        Batesville, IN  47006
        Click here for program registration form.
       
DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA:



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Lunch & Learn

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:

BROWN COUNTY:

Alzheimer's /Dementia Lunch & Learn for Families

What: These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to learn and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, while receiving support from others in similar situations. You are invited to attend any or all of the programs listed below.
Where: Ohio Valley Manor, 5280 US Highway 62 and 68, Ripley, OH  45167
Date:           February 4- Communication
                    May 5 - Understanding Behavior 
                    August 4 - Open Topic
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free but registration is required since lunch is provided at each session.
Contact: To register or for more information call Robyn Gleadle, LISW, 937-779-6990.
Click here if you would like a flyer.


GALLIA COUNTY:

HIGHLAND COUNTY:

JACKSON COUNTY:

Alzheimer's /Dementia Lunch & Learn for Families


What:
These programs will provide an opportunity for families and caregivers to learn and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, while receiving support from others in similar situations. You are invited to attend any or all of the programs listed below.
Where: Four Winds Nursing Facility, 215 Seth Ave., Jackson, OH
Date: February 11 - Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers
Cost: Free but registration is required since lunch is provided at each session.
Contact: To register or for more information call Melissa Dever, 740-710-1821. Click here if you would like a flyer.

SCIOTO COUNTY:

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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:
Date: To be Announced
Time:
Cost:
Contact:

2016 African American Caregiver Forum

What: This free program addresses the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia and how to cope. Featured Speaker: Loretta Anne Woodward Veney, author of "Being My Mom's Mom."  Also two workshops: Is Alzheimer's Diabetes Type 3?, presented by Dr. C. Keith Melvin and Clinical Trial Today, presented by Dr. James H Powell. Presenting Sponsor Mercy Health
Where: Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd., Cincinnati, OH  45237
Date: Saturday, June 25 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free but registration is requested.
Contact: For a registration form click here or for more information contact Jill Gorley, 800-272-3900

 

Living with Alzheimer's: Late Stage

WhatThis program will discuss resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Where: Twin Towers Art Gallery (located within the Welcome Center), 5343 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45224
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9 Cancelled due to weather  Rescheduled, March 8.
Time: 6 - 7:30 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: 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:
Date:
Time: To be Announced
Cost:
Contact:

 

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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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