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We believe that knowledge is power and offer free education workshops online and throughout the community. Learn about the signs, symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, care strategies, and resources for  individuals impacted by Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Throughout our 38 county service area, workshops are taught in classroom settings by a corps of Community Educators. These highly-skilled volunteers come from a wide variety of professions, are passionate about disease education, and bring rich personal experiences to the table. 


 

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS


Know the 10 Signs
Separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s disease. Find out how to recognize the signs, learn the benefits of early detection, and discover resources to help.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s
Comprehensive overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that includes information on diagnosis, progression, treatment, resources and support.

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

Find a Local Program


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 tips into a plan for healthy aging.

ADVANCED WORKSHOPS*

Effective Communication Strategies
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to connect and communicate.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
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 and dementia.

*Designed just for caregivers, family members, and friends these programs are not appropriate for people who are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Spotlight Programs

Understanding Alzheimer's: Spanish Film Screening & Discussion
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
3611 S. Grand Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63118

Join the Alzheimer's Association and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to view the PBS documentary "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts" followed by a panel discussion with Alzheimer's experts and family caregivers.

Understanding Alzheimer's: Early Stage
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10 a.m. - Noon
Alzheimer's Association
9370 Olive Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63132

Join us for presentations and a panel discussion about Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), mindfulness, and strategies to avoid family conflicts.

 


ONLINE EDUCATION

 

 

Legal & Financial
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's makes planning for the future more important than ever. Learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place, and how to access resources near you.

Living with Alzheimer's
Living with Alzheimer's is a comprehensive workshop series for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.  Each workshop has three parts and provides rich, practical information for navigating the course of Alzheimer's disease.

for People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions.  Hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

for Caregivers, Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust.  This workshop provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.

for Caregivers, Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Both caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

for Caregivers, Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.


REQUEST A WORKSHOP FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Bring education to your community by scheduling a workshop with one of our Community Educators. To submit a request, please click the button to the right and fill out the form.

 


Community Conversations


The Alzheimer's Association recognizes that communities have varying needs and access to services. Part of our mission is to provide and enhance care and support for all affected by dementia. In order to find out each area's needs, we host Community Conversations.
Find an upcoming Community Conversation near you >>

Gateway Region YMCA Education Programs  

Classes offered at area branches will be our three Introductory Workshops.

Learn More >>


St. Louis County Library Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association is proud to partner with the St. Louis County Library to host educational and informative programs about Alzheimer's and memory loss.

Learn More >>


Additional Programs

Understanding Alzheimer's: Early Stage

Join us for presentations and a panel discussion about Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), mindfulness, and strategies to avoid family conflicts.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10: a.m. - Noon
Alzheimer's Association Office
9370 Olive Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63132

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.