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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

2017 Program Dates for What Families Need to Know When the Diagnosis is AD or Another Dementia listed below:

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO:
WINTER 2017
Saturdays, January 14 (cancelled & rescheduled Jan. 28)    & 21
(two-part series)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association (3rd floor conference room)
644 Linn St.
Cincinnati, OH  45203
Click here for a program registration form.
SPRING 2017
Saturdays, May13 & 20  (two-part series)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association (3rd floor conference room)
644 Linn St.
Cincinnati, OH  45203
Click here for a program registration form.

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO:

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO:

 
 

CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO:

 

JACKSON/VINTON COUNTY, OHIO:


 

SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO:


 

ADAMS/BROWN/HIGHLAND COUNTIES, OHIO:

 

GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO:

 

WARREN COUNTY, OHIO:

         
         SPRING 2017
                  Saturdays, April 8 & 22  (two-part series)
                  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                  Christian Village at Mason
                  411 Western Row Rd.
                  Mason, OH  45040
                  Click here for a program registration form

BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

                 WINTER 2017
                 Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 (four-part series)
                 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
                 Northern Kentucky Development District
                 22 Spiral Dr.
                 Florence, KY  41042                 
                 Click here for a program registration form.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY:     
   
           

GRANT COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

        
KENTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:

              SUMMER 2017
              Saturdays, August 19 & 26 (two-part series)
              9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
              St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood (Conference Rooms L& M)
              1 Medical Village Dr.
              Edgewater, KY 41017             
              Click here for a program registration form.
        

RIPLEY COUNTY, INDIANA
            
            SUMMER 2017
            Saturdays, July 8 & 15 (two-part series)
            10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
            Tyson Library
            325 W. Tyson Street
            Versailles, IN  47042
            Click here for a program registration form.
        
       
DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA:

SPRING 2017
Saturdays, April 22 & 29 (two-part series)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lawrenceburg Public Library
Sally Stegner Depot Meeting Room
150 Mary St.
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025
Click here for a program registration form.

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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: Holzer Medical Center, 500 Burlington Rd., Jackson, OH  45640
Date: February 28 - Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers: Middle Stage
May 30 - Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late Stage
August 29 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Cost: Free but registration is required since lunch is provided at each session.
Contact: To register or for more information contact Melissa Dever, LSW, at 740-710-1821or mdever@alz.org.  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: Alzheimer's Association, 3rd floor conference room, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH  45203
Date: Tuesday, January 31
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Cost: The program is free but registration is required
Contact: Click here for registration form or call 800-272-3900.


2017 African American Caregiver Forum

What: This program addresses the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of  dementia. Featured speaker is Sonia Jackson Myles - founder and author "The Sister Accord- The Promise That Will Transform Your Life." Ms. Myles will focus on the caregiving experience. There will also be an Expert Panel Discussion on topics such as African-American and Alzheimer's disease, Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Stress and Care in the Late Stages of Alzheimer's.
Where: Mapleknoll Communities, 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Oh  45246 - Auditorium
Date: Saturday, June 24  Breakfast and Registration: 8 a.m.  Program: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Cost: Free but registration is required. 
Contact: Click here for registration form or contact Jill Gorley at 800-272-3900, jgorley@alz.org

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Your Brain on Movement

WhatThe Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati and Future Life Now are partnering to provide a free, gentle movement program for persons with memory loss and their care partners.
Where: Future Life Now, 4138 Hamilton Ave/, Cincinnati, OH  45223
Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: Click here
for registration form or call 800-272-3900 for more information.



Writing our Lives as Caregivers

What:    Your story is an important one as a caregiver. Writers and family caregivers, Pauletta Hansel and Annette Januzzi Wick, invite you to participate in this nurturing and inspiring writing session to help you tell your story on the page. this is an opportunity to use writing to reflect on your shared journey and to share as much or as little as you choose in a supportive and safe circle of other caregivers. No previous writing experience is necessary; participants of the 2016 workshop are welcome to return.
Where: Renaissance West - Multi-Purpose Room, 5456 N Bend Crossing, Cincinnati, OH  45247
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact: Click here for flyer and registration form and a copy of the poem created at the July 2016 workshop. Call 800-272-3900 if you have questions.


 

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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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