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Upcoming programs


Caregiver Education Series
Grundy County Memorial Hospital, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 15: Legal and Financial Planning
For more information, call Sally Timmer at 1.800.272.3900.


Presentation on Alzheimer's Disease: Impact from proteins, the brain, individuals and society
Mt. Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center: 1599 Wenig Rd NE in Cedar Rapids
Saturday, Oct. 25: 1-3 p.m.
Speaker: HyungSub Shim, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 
Visit here for additional details, and for more information, call 1.800.272.3900.


Caregiver Stress: Signs, causes, and how to manage it
Hawkeye Community College Center for Business and Education: 5330 Nordic Dr. in Cedar Falls
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1-2 p.m.
Dr. Karla Brennscheidt, a clinical neuropsychologist from the Cedar Valley Neurospsychology Services in Cedar Falls, will discuss the following:

- What the definition of a caregiver is
- What the causes and signs of caregiver stress are
- When stress turns into distress
- What the risk factors and consequences of caregiver stress are
- How to manage caregiver stress

This program is recommended for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Refreshments will be provided.
Reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900.




Living with Alzheimer's


Living with Alzheimer's for Persons with Dementia

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 for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help?

Living With Alzheimer’s for Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

This program will cover information for families dealing with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Topics will include:

  • Developing a care team
  • Legal and financial planning
  • Coping strategies
  • Care and treatment options
  • Communicating and connecting
  • Maximizing independence

Schedule:

To take the Living with Alzheimer's for Persons with Dementia course online, click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.


Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way.

This program will cover information for caregivers of people with Early Stage Alzheimer’s disease, Middle Stage Alzheimer’s disease and Late stage Alzheimer's disease.

Topics will include:

  • Developing a care team
  • Legal and financial planning
  • Coping strategies
  • Care and treatment options
  • Communicating and connecting
  • Maximizing Independence

Schedule for LWA Early Stage Caregivers

To take the Living with Alzheimer's for Early Stage Caregivers course online, click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.


Schedule for LWA Middle Stage Caregivers

To take the Living with Alzheimer's for Middle Stage Caregivers course online, click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.


Schedule for LWA Late Stage Caregivers

Part 1- Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 4:30p.m.
NewAldaya Lifescapes
7511 University Lifescapes
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Part 2- Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 4:30p.m.
NewAldaya Lifescapes
7511 University Lifescapes
Cedar Falls, IA 50613


To take the Living with Alzheimer's for Late Stage Caregivers course online,
click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

Living with Alzheimer's for Kids and Teens

When a friend or family member has Alzheimer’s disease, you may feel upset, confused or scared. Alzheimer’s can be puzzling because a person who has it often doesn’t look sick. The Alzheimer's Association provides resources to help you learn about Alzheimer’s disease and understand how it affects you. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Alzheimer’s changes the lives of everyone it touches.
Click here for videos, the brain tour and other resources for kids and teens

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Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Concerns about care provision and programs that can help offset costs mean that families need accurate information about legal and financial planning specific to the disease.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Topics will include:

  • Making legal plans that fit your needs
  • Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
  • How to find legal and financial assistance
  • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
  • Tax deductions and credits
  • Government programs that can help pay for care

Schedule for Legal and Financial Planning

To take the Legal and Financial Planning course online, click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

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Know the 10 Warning Signs, Early Detection Matters workshop

It may be difficult to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s. As part of its public education effort, the Alzheimer's Association has worked with a wide range group of experts to update its 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's to make them more current and user-friendly. The revised warning signs are the cornerstone of Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, the Alzheimer’s Association’s national early detection campaign.

Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease. We'll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's in America.

The Alzheimer's Association is now presenting public education workshops offered FREE to those interested in learning more about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Upcoming Workshops

There are no programs scheduled at this time. Please check back for upcoming programs in your area. To take the Legal and Financial Planning course online, click here, or for more information on this program, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

To take the Know the 10 Warning Signs course online, click here, or if you are interested in scheduling a FREE 1-hour or 2-hour workshop for your place of business, church, school, or community, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900.

**For more information about the updated 10 warning signs and early detection and diagnosis, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 877.IS.IT.ALZ (877.474.8259) or visit www.alz.org/10signs.

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

This informational workshop is geared towards those who would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The workshop discusses symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, how Alzheimer's affects the brain, causes and risk factors, the benefits of early detection, how to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, stages of the disease and treatment.

To take The Basics course online, click here, or if you are interested in scheduling a FREE 1-hour workshop for your place of business, church, school, or community, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900. 
 

Conversations About Dementia

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  The Alzheimer’s Association Conversations about Dementia program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about:

  • Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care,
  • Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving, and
  • Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.

You may try to wait until the time is “right” to have these conversations, but in reality, that time rarely comes.  The sooner these discussions can take place, the better, so you can include the person about whom you have concerns and avoid unexpected situations in the future.  Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia.



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minimum of 10 attendee is required for this workshop to occur. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated. Please call 1-800-272-3900 to register


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