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Community Resource Finder is a tool to get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer's and dementia resources, community programs and services. Click Above to register for programs!

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. If you're interested in hosting a program, please call Robert Schuster at 631.315.6500. For programs currently taking place in the Long Island area, please see below.

Cares: Dementia Care for Families
This three-hour online training, offered by HealthCare Interactive and jointly developed by the Alzheimer's Association, was developed for family members or professionals caring for someone with memory loss or dementia. It is currently being offered at no cost to Long Islanders. The program offers many strategies to common caregiving situations. To qualify, call 800.272.3900 and registration instructions will be provided.


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, January 25, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunrise of Holbrook, 320 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm
First Baptist Church, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY 11901

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

Overview of the Alzheimer's Association and Dementia Conversations
Join us for an overview of the Alzheimer's Association and learn more about our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease. Stay for Dementia Conversations, a workshop designed to offer tips on how to have an honest and caring conversation with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. Complimentary coffee and bagels will be served.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Temple Israel of Long Beach, 305 Riverside Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastern Suffolk Boces, 350 Martha Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713

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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mattituck-Laurel Library, 13900 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Eastern Suffolk Boces, 350 Martha Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713

Check back often for additional dates -

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)

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).

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease (2 Part Program)
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place and how to access resources near you.

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)

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.