Education OpportunitiesThe 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 (January-May 2015) at 3 p.m.
The Revue room at NewAldaya Lifescapes: 7511 University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
February 26 - Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
March 26 - The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
April 30 - Dementia Conversations
May 28 - Behaviors, Communication and Activities
Walk-ins welcome. For the February, March, April and May programs, a minimum of ten registrants required for each program to take place.
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.
Thursday, February 26, at 3 p.m. (part of program series at New Aldaya Lifescapes - see above for details)
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m.
Legacy Senior Living Community's Legacy Ridge Independent Living Community: 1020 South Scott Boulevard in Iowa City
Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, call 1.800.272.3900.
Monday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m.
Maple Manor Village: 345 Parriott St. Aplington, IA 50604
A free supper will be served at 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, at 3 p.m.
Part of program series at New Aldaya Lifescapes - see above for details
Friday, March 27, at Noon
Washington County Hospital: 400 East Polk St, Washington, IA 52353
Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
Garden View Senior Community: 800 Darby Dr. Monona, IA 52159
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.
This workshop will offer 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.