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Education Opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing the disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place in the East Central Iowa area, please look under each class.

Program Series at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls
Last Thursday of the month (June-October 2015 with the exception of November) at 3 p.m.
The Revue room at NewAldaya Lifescapes: 7511 University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
September 24: Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Middle Stage

October 29: Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Late Stage

November 19: Caregiving Through the Holidays (tips for the holidays and a wrap up of the series)

Please call 319.277.4100 to register.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Monday, September 28 at 2 p.m.
Walden Place: 2423 Walden Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246

Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Cresco Public Library: 320 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m.
Mount Zion Baptist Church: 6621 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
ABCM Rehabilitation Center - West Campus: 1700 3rd St NE, Independence, IA 50644

Effective Communication Strategies
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Tuesday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Windhaven Assisted Living: 5500 S Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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

Tuesday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Windhaven Assisted Living: 5500 S Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Monday, November 30 at 7 p.m.
Cresco Public Library: 320 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
This program teaches participants how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Windhaven Assisted Living: 5500 S Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Friday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Highland Ridge: 100 Village View Cir, Williamsburg, IA 52361

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.  

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.


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