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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

September 3, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech-Main Campus

200 Daniels Way, Bloomington

(Lamkin Hall, End of C Wing)

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors

September 3, 1 - 3 p.m.

Community Howard, Medical Arts Building

3611 S. Reed Road, Kokomo

(Second Floor Conference Room)

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease: The Basics

September 4, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Putnam County Library

103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors September 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Area 9 Agency

520 S. Ninth St., Richmond

Know the 10 Signs September 6, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Westchester Library - Thomas Branch

200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton

Know the 10 Signs September 8, 2 - 3 p.m.

Anderson Public Library

111 E. 12th St., Anderson

Living with Alzheimer's: For the Middle Stage Caregiver

Part 1: Sept. 10, 2 - 4 p.m.

Part 2: Sept. 17, 2 - 4 p.m.

Part 3: Sept. 24, 2 - 4 p.m.

West Lafayette Medical Office Building

253 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette

Know the 10 Signs September 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Union Hospital, Professional Building

1606 N. Seventh St., Terre Haute

(Conference Room 351, Third Floor)

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors September 17, 6 - 8 p.m.

Community Heart & Vascular Hospital

8075 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis

(Lower Level Conference Room)

Living with Alzheimer's: For the Early Stage Caregiver

Part 1: Sept. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Part 2: Sept. 24, 1 - 3 p.m.

Part 3: Oct. 1, 1 - 3 p.m.

Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center

651 Vestal Road, Plainfield

Living with Alzheimer's: For the Person Living with Alzheimer's Disease

Part 1: Sept. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Part 2: Sept. 24, 1 - 3 p.m.

Part 3: Oct. 1, 1 - 3 p.m.

Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center

651 Vestal Road, Plainfield

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors September 18, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech-Main Campus

200 Daniels Way, Bloomington

(Lamkin Hall, End of C Wing)

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors September 19, 1 - 3 p.m.

Anderson Public Library

111 E. 12th St., Anderson

Know the 10 Signs September 22, 6 - 7 p.m.

Hammond Public Library

564 State St., Hammond

Know the 10 Signs September 23, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bedford Public Library

1323 K St., Bedford

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors September 23, 2 - 4 p.m.

Community Hospital South

1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis

Know the 10 Signs September 23, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

North United Methodist Church

3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis

Conversations About Dementia September 23, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Senior Center

233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne 

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease: The Basics September 24, 6 - 7 p.m.

IU Arnett

5165 McCarty Lane, Lafayette 

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's disease: The Basics September 25, 2 - 3 p.m.

Kokomo Library South

1755 E. Center Road, Kokomo 

Know the 10 Signs September 25, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Vigo County Public Library

1 Library Square, Terre Haute 

Conversations About Dementia September 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Area 9 Agency

520 S. Ninth St., Richmond 

Communicating with People Who Have Alzheimer's & Managing Behaviors

September 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Columbus Regional Hospital

2400 17th St., Columbus

Living with Alzheimer's: For the Late Stage Caregiver

Part 1: Sept. 30, 1 - 3 p.m.

Part 2: Oct. 7, 1 - 3 p.m. 

First United Church

2420 E. Third St., Bloomington

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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