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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.

Education Program Descriptions

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.

Dementia Conversations

This program is designed for 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 conversation 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. Learn about connecting with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.

Effective Communication Strategies

For caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

For individuals of any age looking for information to age as well as possible.    

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science can provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Know the 10 Signs

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

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

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.

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.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners – Early-Stage

For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Middle-Stage

For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late-Stage

For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this 2-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

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 three-part program and have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are discussing what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you need to develop and work with your care team.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

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

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or 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 series of programs that provide 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.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

For caregivers of people living with dementia that want to decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond.

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.


 

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.