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We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer's, as well as community members.  Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge.  If you would like to schedule a program, please contact us at:

Omaha areas:  402.502.4301
Lincoln areas:  402.420.2540
Kearney areas:  308.293.3267

Find education in:

Omaha Areas
Lincoln Areas
Kearney Areas

Wayne

Or you can view our events and education by accessing our Calendar.

Family caregiver series

Know the 10 signs:  The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.  This one hour presentation teaches the importance of early detection and the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease.

The Basics of Alzheimer's disease:  A one hour presentation which teaches how the brain works and how Alzheimer's disease affects it.  It goes into detail on how the disease progresses, the importance of an early diagnosis and what is currently available for the affected person.

Conversations about Dementia:  This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members on matters such as:  going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance

The Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance (AWA) is a group of nearly 2,000 leading companies and organizations that have stepped up as leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.  As AWA Corporate Champions, they support their employees, customers, members and other stakeholders with resources, tools an information on Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

The AWA provides companies and organizations with complimentary resources for their employees who are caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.

Click here to learn more

Upcoming Caregiver Education Sessions - Omaha

Join us for any of these free and informative educational sessions.  You may attend one or all!  Each session is a one hour presentation with an optional question and answer session after.
RSVP to Elizabeth at 402.502.4301, ext. 205
Click here to access flyer

Location:
Visiting Nurses Association
12565 West Center Road
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144
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Thursday, August 28 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Living with Dementia for Early-Stage Caregivers
If a loved one recently was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and you are looking for answer, this presentation is for you.  Come learn from experts about the dementia diagnosis, available care options, what to expect and look for as time passes, and ways to preserve caregiver health.

Thursday, September 25 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Stress and Health Management for the Caregiver
As a caregiver, one of the most important things to do for ourselves is to perform self-care.  This session will highlight ways to identify, manage and reduce stress, and will equip the participant with simple strategies to implement for increased quality of life.

Thursday, October 23 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Staying Safe:  Steps to Take for a Person with Dementia
Safety is paramount when caring for a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.  This session will explore the most crucial safety measures to enhance peace of mind, addressing such topics as home modifications, wandering, medication management, driving, and more.



Dementia Safety Conference - Omaha
Critical Safety Measures for Peace of Mind
Friday, August 22, 2014
7:45am - 2:30pm
Ramada Conference Center
Omaha, NE

Save the date for this Dementia Safety Conference which offers Continuing Education Contact Hours (awarded by Iowa Western Community College).  With several professional speakers, this educational conference is sure to help put safety and dementia into perspective.  Click here to view the agenda.

Online registration and ticket purchase is now available!



If you would like to register for the Conference via paper form, click here to access the registration form.  Return completed forms to:

Alzheimer's Association
1941 South 42nd St., Ste. 205
Omaha, NE 6805

or via email to:  echentland@alz.org

For more information about the conference, contact Elizabeth at 402.502.4301 or echentland@alz.org

Upcoming Caregiver Education Session - Lincoln

Join us for this and informative educational session.  Session is a one hour presentation with an optional question and answer session after.
RSVP to 402.420.2540
Click here to access flyer

Location:
Aging Partners
1005 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
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Wednesday, July 30 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for financial planning is now.  This is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and plan for.

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Upcoming Education Session - Kearney

Check back in the future for more education in Kearney!



Upcoming Education - Wayne

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:30-7:00pm
Location:

Miss Molly's Coffee Company
203 Main Street
Wayne, NE
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Please RSVP by September 8, 2014 to Elizabeth Chentland at 402.502.4301 x205 or echentland@alz.org
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Conversations about Dementia
This workshop empowers caregivers and families to initiate those difficult but necessary conversations:  when to consult a doctor about symptoms, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial arrangements for the future.

Alzheimer's Association staff and material will be available, as well as information about how to be involved in the upcoming Wayne Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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