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Family Caregiver Classes
Free of charge

These specially designed classes provide family caregivers with information, guidance and training to assist them in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease.  Each class begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m.  Lunch is provided free of charge to the caregivers. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Overview of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Meeting Daily Challenges
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • Managing Difficult Behavior
  • Caring for the Caregiver

Dates and Locations: See Education Calendar

The Savvy Caregiver Series
A one time $10 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a specialty requiring specific skills that contribute to the well being of both the caregiver and the person with the disease.  This 10-hour (5 week) course trains family caregivers in how to assess the abilities of a person with dementia and feel more confident in the skills of caregiving at the various stages of the disease. 

Know the 10 Signs:  Early Detection Matters
Free of Charge
Learn the warning signs that may be symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.  Understand the importance of visiting your doctor early to rule out treatable conditions that may be the cause of these symptoms.  Early diagnosis helps with planning, treatment, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and access to support from the Alzheimer’s Association

The Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Free of Charge
What are the differences between Alzheimer’s, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging?  This is a good overview for those who have concerns about memory loss or have had a diagnosis of dementia, as well as for those who want information about Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn about the Alzheimer’s disease process, and the programs offered by the Greater Dallas Chapter for both the person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver.

For People With Early Stage Alzheimer’s
Free of Charge
The Alzheimer's Association is offering a new educational and support program called Changing Gears for individuals with early-stage dementia and their spouses.  Click here for more information or call 1.800.272.3900.

Stress Relief for the Caregiver
Free of Charge
Learn how to identify your risk for stress as a caregiver, and what you can do to take care of yourself.

Partnering With Your Doctor
Free of Charge
A workshop that will allow you to strengthen communication between you and your doctor by knowing what questions to ask, what records to keep, and the importance of a strong partnership to reduce the stress of managing Alzheimer’s disease.

To Schedule A Class for Your Business, Religious Group, or Community,
Please contact:

Sara Rotenberry, LCSW
Senior Manager of Education, Greater Dallas Chapter
214-540-2414

 

Other Programs

Speaker's Bureau
The Alzheimer's Association provides educational speakers to community groups, religious groups and businesses.  To schedule a speaker for your next meeting, please contact Sara Rotenberry at 214-540-2414.


 

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.