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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)

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Arbors Assisted Living at Islandia West, 1515 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY  11749

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanside Public Library, 30 Davison Avenue, Oceanside, NY  11572

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)

Friday, October 7, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 1235 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY  11743
Friday, November 18, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY  11901

Conozca el 10 Senales de Advertencia
Asistir a este taller interactivo para aprender las 10 señales de advertencia de la enfermedad de Alzheimer.  Vamos a separar el mito de la realidad y abordar los temores de propiedad colectiva sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer en los Estados Unidos.  Escuchar a las personas que tienen la enfermedad y encontrar la forma de reconocer los signos en sí mismo y los demás. (Apto para el público en general).

Miercoles, 12 de Octubre
7:00pm - 8:30pm
La Biblioteca de Patchogue-Medford
54 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY  11772
Jueves, 03 de Noviembre
6:00pm - 7:00pm
La Bibilioteca de Riverhead
330 Court Street
Riverhead, NY  11901

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)

Friday, September 16th, 23rd and 30th, 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

Friday, September 16th, 23rd and 30th, 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

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).

Friday, October 21, 2016
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY  11901
Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 1235 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage, 3 Part Series
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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunrise of Plainview, 1231 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY  11803

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.

Monday, November 14, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY  11740
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanside Public Library, 30 Davison Avenue, Oceanside, NY  11572
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY  11743
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY  11935
Monday, January, 9, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY  11935
Friday, January 13, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953

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.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY  11753
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mattituck-Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road, Mattituck, NY  11952
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Avenue, Oceanside, NY  11572
Monday, December 5, 2016
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert Street, Lynbrook, NY  11563
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lynbrook Public Library, 56 Eldert Street, Lynbrook, NY  11563
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY  11935
Friday, January 13, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am
Sunrise of Smithtown, 30 NY-11, Smithtown, NY  11787
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953
Friday, March 10, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY  11953

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.

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.

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


 

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