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We offer educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer's, as well as community members and healthcare professionals. Programs range from basic introductory material to in-depth multi-part sessions and brain healthy information. We also offer publications and videos that can be helpful to those facing Alzheimer's disease. 

Know the 10 Signs

For anyone interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the general public with a greater understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia and what to do if they have signs of Alzheimer’s disease. 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.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease

For community members and anyone who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

This program is designed to provide people with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Learn about: 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.

Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s

For those who are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us for this program where you will hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers

For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease (This is a three-part program: early, middle and late stages)

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.

Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Younger Onset

For families who are dealing with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease.

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program that provides answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Driving: When is it Time to Give up the Keys?

For families and individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Ideally, families should talk openly about driving soon after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Making a decision about when it is time to stop driving can be difficult, but dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition. This program will offer strategies for having the conversation about driving.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s disease

For families and individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 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.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

For community members who would like to learn more about healthy aging.

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Dementia Conversations

This program is primarily designed for working adults who have a family member or close friend beginning to experience Alzheimer's or another dementia.

This program will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Topics covered will include: Tips for having difficult conversations around some of the most common issues that arise regarding Alzheimer's or another dementia; the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer's; connecting with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved; hearing from people who are dealing with similar issues. 

Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 

Understanding 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 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.

Online Care Training and Essential ALZ Certification

Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the trainings, workshops, books and DVDs on this page to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.

Online care training and certification
Free e-learning workshops
Local workshops and trainings
Books on caregiving
DVDs on caregiving

Read more: http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#ixzz3qRyCli9H 

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