We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as those in the community who want to know more about warning signs and how they can help someone living with the disease.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
How to tell the difference between Alzheimer's and typical aging, steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know and why early detection is crucial.
Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease
This program provides you with the basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.
Living with Alzheimer's: For people with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This program provides an opportunity to discuss the unique issues that arise for a person with dementia.
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to made? What resources are available to help? This series of programs provide answers to some of the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease.
Legal and Financial Planning
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.
Conversations about Dementia
This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial plans.
Effective Communication Strategies
The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer's Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
The Healthy Habits for a Healthier You of the Alzheimer's Association is designed to provide current research and practical information on ways to help you age well. The program is intended for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to ages as well possible. It is not designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
The Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program of the Alzheimer's Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. The program offers a four-step process to follow, and provides details that may be applied to any behavior. The four steps are:
1. Detect and connect.
2. Address physical needs first.
3. Then address emotional needs.
4. Reassess and plan for the next time.
The goal is for participants to thoroughly understand this process and to leave the program feeling comfortable with using the four-sstep model to intervene with behaviors they encounter in their caregiving.
These and all of our offerings are listed on our calendar page http://www.alz.org/kyin/ and click on the Education Programs link.
When you are unable to participate in a local class or support group, our on-line training programs offer a solution for training at your convenience. Feel better prepared and more confident in the level of care you provide.
Learn more about our other training and resource options on the Get Support tab of our Caregiver Center at http://www.alz.org/care/ and click Care Training Resources.
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