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Education Opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing the disease. Many of the classes listed below are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place in the Long Island area, please see below.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAMS BELOW BY CALLING 800.272.3900 OR EMAIL jcorrales@alz.org.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
(Suitable for the general public)

Friday, September 9, 2016 
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 1235 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY  11743

Monday, September 26, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY  11901

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.  (Suitable for the general public/caregivers)

Monday, August 22, 2016  
1:00pm - 2:00pm
LGBT Network, 34 Park Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
LI LGBT Network, 20 Crossways Park Drive North, Woodbury, NY 11797

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY  11559

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. (Suitable for the general public)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY  11935

Wednesday, September 22, 2016 
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mattituck-Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road, Mattituck, NY  11952
Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's - Early Stage, 3 Part Series
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.  (Suitable for people with dementia.  Coincides with Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers)
Wednesday, August 31st, September 7th and 14th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter, 30 West Main Street, Suite 213, Riverhead, NY 11901

Friday, September 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2016 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter, 150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109, Melville, NY 11747
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage, 3 Part Series
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.  (Suitable for caregivers.  Coincides with Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's
Wednesday, August 31st, September 7th and 14th, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter, 30 West Main Street, Suite 213, Riverhead, NY  11901
Friday, September 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter, 150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109, Melville, NY  11747

Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers of People with Dementia
Presented by George Tilschner, Esq., this program covers legal planning, necessary documents, finding legal and financial assistance, tax deductions and credits, strategies for long-term care and government programs that offer financial assistance.  Space is limited.  

Saturday, October 29, 2016
11:30am - 3:00pm
First Baptist Church of Riverhead, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY  11901
Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Effective Communication Strategies
This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Coping with Caregiver Stress
Caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress, but too much stress can be harmful. If you find yourself so overwhelmed by taking care of someone else that you have neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, you may be putting yourself and your health at risk. Learn the 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to reduce the stress and avoid burnout. Find out about the resources, tools and support offered to caregivers through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Dementia Conversations
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. the Alzheimer's Association Conversations About Dementia Program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers decipher behaviors and learn how to best respond.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

For more information about Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter educational opportunities, please call 800.272.3900.


 

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