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Education for people touched by Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimers Association Education Classes 
The Alzheimer’s Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia. Whether you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, are caring for someone who has, or want to be better informed about the impact of Alzheimer’s in your community, we have the answers you need. 

       


Course descriptions

Know the 10 Signs:  Early Detection Matters
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease as a way to highlight the challenges they face every day.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, possible causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Care Partners
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young...does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What about work? What resources are available? Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan for, and what you can do to ease the impact of the disease.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle Stage Caregivers
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Late Stage Caregivers
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s disease is a workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

Dementia Conversations
This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Effective Communication Strategies
Teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia.

Orientation to Early Memory Loss
The program will help you understand changes and challenges to be expected with early Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment. Content includes the first steps in treatment and planning for the future. You are not alone when you become familiar with the services that are available through the Alzheimer’s Association and how they can link you to others facing the same challenges in support and education programs.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Provides participants with a four-step model to address behavioral aspects of dementia.  The program details the model and then applies it to some of the most common behaviors associated with the disease.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This class is intended for those without memory loss. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, please contact the Alzheimer's Association.

For People with Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Orientation to Early Memory Loss
The program will help you understand changes and challenges to be expected with early Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment.  Content includes the first steps in treatment and planning for the future. You are not alone when you become familiar with the services that are available through the Alzheimer’s Association and how they can link you to others facing the same challenges in support and education programs.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Care Partners
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Café Connect
This special gathering is designed for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to share memories, music, and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members. In addition to great social interaction, information about Alzheimer’s disease and Association support services is also made available. Check with your local office for details.

Taking Action: Living with Memory Loss
This program is designed for people with memory loss in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease who want to take an active role in managing and discussing life changes and participate in mentally and physically stimulating activities.

 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.