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. Click here to see a complete list of our Programs.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater PA 2013 Fall Conferences
December 12, 2013 - 16th Annual Education & Research Conference "Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: From Research to Caring" - Grantville, PA
Get trained. Get certified. It's essentiALZ . Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s? The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. The essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association certification exams. Click here to get certified!
From the first concerns about memory changes through diagnosis and progression of the disease, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia, is a journey that best begins with information and education. To support this, the Alzheimer's Association is now offering e-learning options online for anyone to view from the comfort of their home, on their own schedule and at their own pace. Visit elearning.alz.org for more information
Memories in the Making®
A unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Memories in the Making® was introduced in 1988 at the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter in Southern California by a family caregiver and chapter volunteer who wanted to find a way to bring some pleasure to her mother who loved art and was suffering with Alzheimer’s.
Current facility partners for Memories in the Making® include:
For More Information regarding the Memories in the Making Program®, please call 1-800-272-3900.
Art Engagement Programs
A number of our partners throughout Pennsylvania have art engagement programs available through interactive gallery tours facilitated by trained docents or volunteers for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, their families and professional caregivers. The goal of such programs is to make art accessible to people living with dementia by exploring what they see in art and what memories the art may invoke in them. While many will not remember their visit to the gallery, most will find joy in the moment of viewing the art.
Current opportunities with gallery partners include the Maslow Study Gallery at Marywood University, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum/ADRC.