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We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge.  A few of these programs are listed below. If you would like to schedule a program, please contact us at 402.420.2540.

 

Family caregiver series 

Know the 10 signs:  The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.  This one hour presentation teaches the importance of early detection and the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease. 

Communication and Understanding Behaviors: a one hour presentation which works well for both facility staff and home care giver in services.  The program teaches the basics of Alzheimer's disease and it's progression, good communication and the role it plays in preventing difficult behaviors and dealing with them if they occur.

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease: a one hour presentation which teaches how the brain works and how Alzheimer's disease affects it.  It goes into detail how the disease progresses, the importance of an early diagnosis and what is currently available for the affected person.




Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance 

Join hundreds of companies and organizations committed to the Alzheimer's cause.

Alzheimer's disease is fast becoming one of the greatest medical challenges facing Americans today.  We invite you to join the Alzheimer's Association Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) to help spread awareness of Alzheimer's disease.  Our goal is to educate everyone about the warning signs of Alzheimer's, the importance of early detection, and the resources available to help them.


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Know the 10 signs

When:    April 24, 4pm-6pm
Where:  Bess D Walk Library
               6701 S. 14th St.
               Lincoln, NE 68512
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Description:  Warning signs of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are often dismissed as a side effect of normal aging.  Attend the training to 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 loved ones.



Conversations about Dementia

When:    April 29, 2pm-4pm
Where:  Charles E. Gere Library
               2400 S. 56th St.
               Lincoln, NE 68506
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Description:  Tips for making difficult conversations easier.  When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk.  The common difficult conversations are about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.



Caregiver 101 - Education Sessions

Where: 
Veterans Of Foreign Wars
               2431 N. 48th St.
               Lincoln, NE 68504
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May 6 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's disease:  The Basics
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, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

May 13 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Conversations about Dementia
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.

May 20 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
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.  This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.



Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit:  "Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease"

When:    June 4-5, 2014
Where:  Little America Conference Center
               2800 W. Lincolnway
               Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Registration:  Online registration is now open. There is NO cost to attend.

This conference is intended for interdisciplinary health care providers including medicine, pharmacy, nursing, social work, psychology, and allied health professionals.  This regional Alzheimer's disease conference will feature national and local experts presenting a variety of topics focused on optimizing the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease.  There will also be a variety of exhibitors and a networking social on June 4th.

For more information,
click here to go to the WyGEC website.



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