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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
Columbus Areas
Council Bluffs 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

Save the Date for our Annual Dementia Care Conference!

When:  Thursday March 26th and Friday March 27th 2015
Where:  La Vista Conference Center
             12520 Westport Parkway
              La Vista, NE 68128
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The 2015 Dementia Care Conference is a two day event this year,  taking place on Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th.  Participants will be traveling from across the state of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa for this great opportunity.  Healthcare professionals, students, family caregivers and the interested general public are invited.

The first day of the conference will be catered toward health professionals and direct care staff, and will underline important care practices and techniques to enhance the life of a person living with dementia.  This half day event will feature three modules of the Alzheimer's Associations direct care training programs.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided in the afternoon.

The second day fo the conference will welcome health care professionals of all levels, facily care givers, and individuals involved in dementia education and patient care, and will be focusing on innovative research, new models of care, important safety measures, and much more.  Presenters are being determined at this time.  A keynote and lunch session will be offered, as well as three break-out sessions.  This full day event will serve breakfast, lunch and snack/beverage breaks.  conference sponsors and vendors will be available to answer questions for the conference participants.

Be sure to check back regularly for more information regarding registering for this Conference.  For any more information contact Elizabeth at 402.502.4301 or echentland@alz.org.



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, November 6th - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Holiday Tips for Caregivers
Preparation for the holidays can be stressful even under the best of circumstances.  For families and caregivers of individuals with dementia, the holidays can present challenges.  Learn how to plan for a great holiday experience, appropriately engage a person with dementia and extended family, what gifts you might provide, and much more during this session.

Thursday, December 11th - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Conversations about Dementia
This session empowers caregivers to initiate difficult but necessary conversations:  when to consult a doctor about symptoms, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial arrangements.



Upcoming Caregiver Education Sessions - Columbus
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 402.420.2540 - Walk ins are welcome!
Click here to access flyer 

Location:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1470 24th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Room:
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Tuesday, November 11th - 5:00-6:00pm
Know the 10 Signs
This program provides information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, the 10 warning signs, and the benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials.

Tuesday, November 18th - 5:00 - 6:00pm
The Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts.  This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Tuesday, November 25th - 5:00-6:00pm
Conversations about Dementia
This session empowers caregivers to initiate difficult but necessary conversations:  when to consult a doctor about symptoms, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial arrangements.



Upcoming Caregiver Education Sessions - Council Bluffs

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 Rosalie at 712.322.8840 or rshepherd@alz.org
Click here to access flyer

Location:
Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus
Red Cross Building
705 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Tuesday, October 28th - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Communications and Behaviors:  A Caregiver's Toolbox
Learn how to build your caregiver toolbox!  During this session, participants will learn how to better understand and address the ways dementia affects a person's behavior and ability to communicate.



The Omaha Dementia Safety Conference was a great success!

Be sure to join us for future conferences, including the Dementia Care Conference on March 26-27, 2015.

Please see below for the presentation slides and hand-outs for the sessions held on August 22, 2014 at the Dementia Safety Conference.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Chentland at mailto:echentand@alz.org

Click below to access the Dementia Safety Conference Slides:

6 Steps to prevent a fall
Romberg Drill Handout
Phillips, Freeman, Southard and Belik PowerPoint
General Lower Body Exercises
Heather Lenz PowerPoint Slides
Home Safety Checklist 2014
Risk Assessment
Beverly Reicks PowerPoint
Driving and Dementia
Risk Factors for Falls
Hinkel and Craft PowerPoint
Traveling with Dementia

Upcoming Caregiver Education Session - Lincoln

Check back in the future for more education in Lincoln!.

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Upcoming Education Session - Kearney

Check back in the future for more education in Kearney!



 

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