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Alzheimer's Association education programs are free and open to the public. Please call 800.272.3900 to learn more or pre-register for one of our upcoming programs.

February 2017

 

February 8 - Dementia Conversations

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning Join us Wednesday, February 8, 2017 for an education program that will include helpful tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for the future.

The program will be hosted by Beau Provence Memory Care Assisted Living - 100 Beau West Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471 Check-in and refreshments will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. The program will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Our education programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-272-3900.

February 22 – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and millions more serve in the emotionally and financially draining role of caregiver. Early detection of the disease can help individuals with dementia while science directs us toward treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner impactful interventions can begin. At the workshop, you will learn: • 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 • The process to receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis • Why early detection is crucial.

Alzheimer’s Association Louisiana Chapter will provide the following education program at Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663. (map) All of our programs are free and open to the public and will include materials for attendees to take home. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 5:15pm., and our program will run from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, with time for questions. We ask that all interested persons RSVP via 1-800-272-3900 so that we can plan accordingly for attendance.

March 2017

March 11 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us on Saturday, March 11, to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. This presentation will take place in the Pelican Room at Lakeview Regional Medical Center - 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, LA 70433 (map). Check-in and registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Our education programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-272-3900.

March 25 – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters


Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and millions more serve in the emotionally and financially draining role of caregiver. Early detection of the disease can help individuals with dementia while science directs us toward treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the sooner impactful interventions can begin. At the workshop, you will learn: • 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 • The process to receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis • Why early detection is crucial

Alzheimer’s Louisiana Chapter will provide the following education program at Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Rd., River Ridge, LA 70123. All of our programs are free and open to the public and will include materials for attendees to take home. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 10:00 a.m., and our program will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with time for questions. We ask that all interested persons RSVP via 1-800-272-3900 so that we can plan accordingly for attendance.

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April 2017

April 8 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us on Saturday, April 8, to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. This presentation will take place at Summerfield Senior Living of Slidell - 4104 Dauphine St., Slidell, LA 70458 (map). Check-in and registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Our education programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-272-3900.

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August 2017

August 26 – Legal and Financial Planning


The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Concerns about care provision and programs that can help offset costs mean that families need accurate information about legal and financial planning specific to the disease. Legal and Financial Planning is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.
Topics covered will include:
• Making legal plans that fit your needs
• Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you
• How to find legal and financial assistance
• Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
• Tax deductions and credits
• Government programs that can help pay for care

Alzheimer’s Louisiana Chapter will provide the following education program at Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Rd., River Ridge, LA 70123. All of our programs are free and open to the public and will include materials for attendees to take home. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 10:00 a.m., and our program will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with time for questions. We ask that all interested persons RSVP via 1-800-272-3900 so that we can plan accordingly for attendance.

December 2017

December 9 – Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research


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. To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:
• Cognitive activity.
• Physical health and exercise.
• Diet and nutrition.
• Social engagement.

Alzheimer’s Louisiana Chapter will provide the following education program at Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Rd., River Ridge, LA 70123. All of our programs are free and open to the public and will include materials for attendees to take home. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 10:00 a.m., and our program will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with time for questions. We ask that all interested persons RSVP via 1-800-272-3900 so that we can plan accordingly for attendance.

Request a Speaker

If you are interested in scheduling a speaker for your community or organization, please complete our Speaker Request form and return to Stacey Denham via  email at mailto:mbourg@alz.org.

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Community Educator Volunteer Training

Community educators deliver Alzheimer’s Association education programs in local communities across the State, using curricula, PowerPoint presentations and other materials provided by the Association. We are looking for passionate individuals interested in training to become Community Educators.

For more information, please contact Stacey Denham at sdenham@alz.org. You can also call the main office phone via 504.613.6505.

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