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 resources -- publications and videos that can be helpful to those facing Alzheimer's disease.
Family and caregiver programs for people with Alzheimer's disease are free of charge.
View our Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder
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Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder Power + Purpose The MindSet Coping With Early Memory Loss Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know
Our Power + Purpose Program is for people living with mild Alzheimer’s disease or a memory disorder. You are facing what may be the biggest challenge of your life. We want to help you live your best life. Research has clearly shown that staying active and engaged in life is the most powerful way to manage your disease. Power + Purpose offers programs to keep you informed, active and engaged. Free events include theater, museum and walking tours, and art workshops. There are opportunities to volunteer and advocate for the Alzheimer’s cause. Education programs are designed specifically for people with mild Alzheimer’s and memory disorders. For more information about Power + Purpose events and programs, please visit the Power + Purpose website at www.alztoday.org.
This series of workshops is designed to be informative, engaging and supportive for people living with mild Alzheimer’s disease or a memory disorder. Members meet for four weeks for education about the disease, to share and learn coping strategies, and to discover volunteer and advocacy opportunities that lend a voice for research and programs that will make a difference in the Alzheimer’s cause.
If you have recently received a medical diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impair-ment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Fronto-temporal dementia or other related disorders, this 2-hour class can help provide a greater understanding of your diagnosis and treatment and offer effective coping strategies.
If you have recently been diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease, you are not alone. There are many ways to stay active and engaged in your own community and through the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us for answers to the questions you are likely having regarding your diagnosis and to meet other individuals who have been similarly impacted. Learn what you need to know, how to plan ahead, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the disease process.
Power + Purpose
Coping With Early Memory Loss
Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know
Conversations About Dementia: Tips to Help with Family Conversations
Essential Skills for Family Caregivers series (Disponible en español)
Audience: Caregivers (no professionals please!)
Description: Essential Skills series provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Improved day-to-day living and overall quality of life for the person with dementia and the caregiver is the goal. We cover communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors, and safety in the home.
I. It Starts with Communication
II. Understanding Behaviors
III. Safety at Home
Legal & Financial: Issues and Answers
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early-Stage
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Middle-Stage
Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late-Stage
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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters (Disponible en español)
Description: As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about. Join us to learn the “10 Signs” because early detection matters!
Description: Many people worry about their memory. This program contrasts the typical memory changes we experience as we age with the distinct memory problems of someone with Alzheimer’s. We offer tips to maximize memory and discuss the warning signs that memory loss may be something more serious.
Description: Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the trusted source of education, information and training about Alzheimer’s disease. We are leaders in creating programs for professionals working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Learn from those who are experts in the field.We want you to have the tools you need for dementia diagnosis, care and treatment —call us today to learn more about our programs. Offerings may change—call for the most up-to-date information.
Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings. Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Some of our programs offer CECs.
Other education resources
The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for an alphabetical listing.
Many of our brochures and booklets are available to order by mail. Please contact us at 800.272.3900 to place an order.
Recommended reading lists for individuals and families as well as for professionals:
Click here to download our Recommended Reading List for Individuals and Families
Click here to download our Recommended Reading List for Professionals