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  Are you looking for a speaker at your next event? We offer a wide variety of programs from Know the 10 Signs to The Basics of Alzheimer's disease. Our presentations and programs range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. At no cost, we will talk to your group. For more information, please call 800.272.3900. For a full listing of scheduled programs around the state, click here - August - December Program Guide

 Program Title  Date/Time  Location
Conversations About Dementia

Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

Dyer-Schereville Public Library
1001 W. Lincoln Highway, Schereville

Know the 10 Signs

Oct. 8, 2:30-4 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library
White River Branch
1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle-Stage

Part 1: Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Part 2: Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Part 3: Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Johnson County Public Library
Franklin Branch
401 State St., Franklin

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors  Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.  Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center
651 Vestal Road, Plainfield 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Area 9 Agency
520 S. Ninth St., Richmond

Conversations About Dementia Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library
1 Library Square, Terre Haute

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease  Oct. 9, 4-5:30 p.m.  Crown Point Community Library
122 Main St., Crown Point 
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle-Stage Part 1: Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Part 2: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Part 3: Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Anderson Public Library
Delaware Room
111 E. 12th St., Anderson

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle-Stage  Part 1: Oct. 13, 3-5:30 p.m.
Part 2: Oct. 20, 3-5:30 p.m. 
Bluffton Regional Medical Center
303 S. Main St., Bluffton 
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease   Oct. 14, 1-2:30 p.m.  Wabash Valley Senior Activity Center
300 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute 
Conversations About Dementia  Oct. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. Schricker Main Library
152 W. Culver Road, Knox
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors

Oct. 16, 12-2 p.m.

Putnam County Library
Kiwanis Meeting Room
103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease  Oct. 16, 12:30-2 p.m.  DeKalb Council on Aging
1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors  Oct. 20, 1-3 p.m.   West Lafayette Medical Office Bldg
253 Sagamore Parkway W., West Lafayette  
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease   Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Monroe County YMCA Northwest Branch
1375 N. Wellness Way, Bloomington 
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late-Stage  Oct. 21, 3-6 p.m.  Community Hospital North
Professional Building, Second Floor
7250 Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
Senior Center
233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne

Know the 10 Signs  Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.  IU Arnett
AG410
5165 McCarty Lane, Lafayette 
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late-Stage  Part 1: Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m. 
Part 2: Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m.
The Commons
Xenia Miller Room
300 Washington St., Columbus 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

BSU Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease  Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.  Vigo County Library
1 Library Square, Terre Haute 
Know the 10 Signs  Oct. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.  Kokomo Library South
Cardinal Room
1755 E. Center Road, Kokomo 
Conversations About Dementia

Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Area 9 Agency
520 S. Ninth St., Richmond

Know the 10 Signs  Nov. 3, 12-1:30 p.m.  Bloomfield Eastern Greene County
Public Library-Main Branch
11453 Indiana 54, Bloomfield 
Know the 10 Signs  Nov. 3, 6-7:30 p.m.  BSU Alumni Center
2800 W Bethel Ave., Muncie 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors  Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Crown Point Community Library
122 Main St., Crown Point 
Know the 10 Signs  Nov. 4, 1-2:30 p.m.  Hamilton East Public Library
One Library Plaza, Noblesville 
Conversations About Dementia  Nov. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.  Bartholomew County Public Library
536 Fifth St., Columbus 
Conversations About Dementia  Nov. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.  Community Howard, Medical Arts Building
Second Floor Conference Room
3611 S. Reed Road, Kokomo 
Know the 10 Signs  Nov. 6, 1-2:30 p.m.  Community Hospital South
Education Center
1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis 
Know the 10 Signs  Nov. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.  Morgan County Public Library - Main Branch
110 S. Jefferson St., Martinsville 
Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors

Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Bedford Public Library
1323 K St., Bedford

Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register.

Community Education Program Descriptions

The community education programs we offer are designed to help families, caregivers, and those with Alzheimer’s disease through their journey. There is no charge for families to attend. Registration is requested to ensure adequate space. To register, or if you have further questions, please call our toll-free helpline at 800-272-3900.  For a complete listing by city of upcoming programs, please click the link at the top of the page.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
The Basics is a program designed to educate attendees about the difference between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the diagnostic process, and the changes that the brain goes through as Alzheimer’s progresses are just some of the topics covered in the program. The program also features video clips of doctors, patients and loved one who are caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Know the 10 Warning Signs
Know the 10 Warning Signs is an introductory program that 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. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's and Managing Behaviors
This program explores how communication with a person with Alzheimer's changes with disease progression and gives strategies for more effective communication throughout all stage of the disease. The program also explores the nature of behavioral changes associated with Alzheimer's disease, including strategies to address difficult behaviors.

Conversations About Dementia
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.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What does this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This program is an interactive three-part program where you will have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to navigate this chapter of your life. This program will cover information for people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia who are in the early stage of the disease.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young, does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? This program is designed to provide answers. 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 Early-Stage Caregivers
The early-stage program is a series of three programs that describes the symptoms of the early-stage of Alzheimer's disease, explains the legal, financial, and resource planning that needs to be done, and explains the various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each component during the early-stage of the disease.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Middle-Stage Caregivers
During the three part middle-stage program, caregivers will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle-stage of Alzheimer's and learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle-stage. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies, and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Late-Stage Caregivers
The late-stage section of the series is two parts. Caregivers will learn the concept of the self in the late-stage of Alzheimer's disease as well as learn effective ways to communicate, connect with, and provide daily care in the late-stage. The program will also cover late-stage care options and explain how to access and evaluate them. 

Legal and Financial Planning for the Future
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can change plans that families have for the future. This program will cover important legal and financial information to consider as the disease progresses and plans are made for the future.

Speaker's Bureau
Alzheimer's Association representatives are available to offer a variety of different presentations and programs that can help educate caregivers about what services are available to them or about the disease. Our presentations and programs range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. At no cost, they would come and talk to your group. For more information, please call 800.272.3900.

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