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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.

August 2017

August 9 - The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The workshop’s information includes:

• Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
• How Alzheimer’s affects the brain
• Causes and risk factors
• How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease
• The benefits of early detection
• How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
• Stages of the disease
• Treatment
• Hope for the future
• Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help

Alzheimer’s Louisiana Chapter will provide the following education program at the North Shreveport Branch Library. 4844 N. Market St. Shreveport, La. 71107 in the main meeting room. All of our programs are free and open to the public and will include materials for attendees to take home. Check-in will begin at 11:45pm, and our program will run from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, with time for questions. We ask that all interested persons RSVP via 1-800-272-3900 so that we can plan accordingly for attendance.

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 sdenham@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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Alzheimer's Association

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