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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 below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place in the Long Island area, please look under each class.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH PROGRAM BY CALLING 631-629-6950 OR EMAIL megallagher@alz.org

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Community Life Center, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY 11901

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Community Life Center, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY 11901

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:30pm-7:30pm - Wyandanch Public Library, Wyandanch, NY 11798

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6:30pm-8:00pm - Harborfields Public Library, Greenlawn, NY 11740 * Co-sponsored by NYS Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci

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 to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Community Life Center, 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY 11901

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
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. 

Monday, July 13th, 2015, 11:30m - 12:30pm - Tanner Park Senior Center, Baylawn Avenue, Copaigue, NY 11726

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm- Atria Huntington, 165 Beverly Road , Huntington Station, NY 11797

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 2:30pm - 3:30pm- Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY 11768

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
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.


Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


 

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