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The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter provides both in-person learning and education programs, as well as online learning options.  Click the below links to learn more.

      

 

Education Programs offered in-person:

Click the first purple box above to find an in-person education program in your area.  Below are descriptions of the programs offered in-person around Indiana but offerings and availability vary in each region.  There are no fees to attend these programs, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 unless online registration is noted.  

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis.

Know the 10 Signs
This introductory program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research 
(formerly: Healthy Habits for a Healthier You)
This program will help you develop better habits for living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.

Dementia Conversation: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn 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.

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening - it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. 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.

Living with Alzheimer's - For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle state of Alzheimer's disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. You will hear caregivers and professionals discuss the helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's.

Living with Alzheimer's - For Caregivers - Late-Stage
In this program, you will learn the concept of the self in the late-stage of Alzheimer’s disease. This program covers effective ways to communicate, connect with and provide daily care in the late-stage.  You will also learn how to access and evaluate late-stage care options.

 

Online Learning Options

These online programs are available online at training.alz.org or by clicking a link below.

Know the 10 Signs
See above for description

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
See above for description

Effective Communication Strategies
See above for description

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
See above for description

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
See above for description

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
See above for description.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
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.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
Learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
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.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early-Stage
Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle-Stage
Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late-Stage
Hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.

First Responder Training
This free online course will help prepare you to respond to common calls involving a person with dementia.




 


 

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