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July 2012 through June 2013

Know the 10 Signs
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.  If you are interested in learning more or if you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, engage in this interactive workshop to understand the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease, separate myth from reality and hear directly from people impacted by Alzheimer’s.  

 Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR  Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience. 
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

             Branson - Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
             
 Thursday, March 14, 2013
             
             Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
             
 Monday, March 11, 2013
 
             
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
              
Thursday, March 21, 2013
 
             
              Nevada - Nevada Senior Center, 301 N Main - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

              Tuesday, April 23, 2013
 
               
              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 - 11:30 am

              Wednesday, March 27, 2013
 
               
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
             
Thursday, July 26, 2012
              
 

 The Basics: Memory loss, Bementia and Alzheimer's
This interactive workshop provides information about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, how to get a thorough diagnosis, the stages of the disease and treatments that can help.  

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

              
              Branson - Taneyhills Commnity Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
              
Thursday, April 11, 2013
              
             Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              
Monday, April 8, 2013
               
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
              
Thursday, April 18, 2013
              
              Nevada - Nevada Senior Center, 301 N Main - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
             
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
                
              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 - 11:30 am
              
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
               
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              
Thursday, April 25, 2013 
            

 Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
For people living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in their families, planning for the future needs to be done as early in the disease process as possible.  Learn what legal and financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to put plans in place.

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

              Branson - Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
              Thursday, May 9, 2013

              Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              Monday, May 13, 2013

              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
              Thursday, May 16, 2013

              Nevada - Nevada Senior Center, 301 N Main - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
              Tuesday, January 22, 2013

              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 - 11:30 am
              Wednesday, May 22, 2013

              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

Living with Alzheimer's: for Younger-onset Alzheimer's 
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help?  Hear how others with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s are dealing with work and family issues, learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

                           
              Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              Monday, October 8, 2012
              
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
              Thursday, October 18, 2012
              
              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 - 11:30 am
              Wednesday, October 24, 2012
              
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
              Thursday, October 25, 2012
             

Living with Alzheimer's: for people with Alzheimer's 
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions about how to plan and cope. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This is an opportunity to hear from others who have been where you are now and to learn what you need to know and plan as you take steps to navigate this chapter of your life. 

This Education program is offered online, available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

             
Living with Alzheimer's for the caregiver: early-stage 
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, family members wonder how to incorporate the disease into future planning. This program provides insights from professionals and from other care partners about how to successfully establish a care team that helps everyone involved navigate the course of the disease together.  

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

              Branson - Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
              Thursday, June 13, 2013
                            
              Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 2:00 - 6:00 pm
              Monday, June 10, 2013
                  
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation, Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
             
Thursday, June 20, 2013

              Lebanon  - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
             Wednesday, June 26, 2013
             
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 2:00 - 6:00 pm
              Thursday, June 27, 2013

              

Living with Alzheimer's for the caregiver: middle-stage 
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers take a more hands-on role in providing care and support for someone with Alzheimer’s. Learn tips and techniques from professionals and peers to help ease daily life for all involved.  Hear helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. 

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

              Branson - Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
              Friday, January 11, 2013
                            
              Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 2:00 - 6:30 pm
              Monday, January 14, 2013
                            
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 5:30 pm
              Thursday, January 17, 2013              
        
              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
              Wednesday, January 23, 2013
                            
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 2:00 - 6:30 pm
              Thursday, January 24, 2013


Living with Alzheimer's for the caregiver: late-stage
 
The late stage of Alzheimer’s may involve significant changes in how the person with the disease is cared for.  Caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting.   You’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection to ease the transitions that come with the late stage of the disease. 

Register for any of the following dates by calling 800-272-3900 OR Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

              Branson - Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
              Thursday, February 14, 2013
                           
              Springfield - Alzheimer's Association, 1630 W Elfindale - 3:00 - 6:00 pm
              Monday, February 11, 2013
                           
              Joplin - Freeman Foundation: Board Room, 931 E 32 St - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
              Thursday, February 21, 2013             
       
              Lebanon - Hughes Senior Center, 460 W 5th St - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
              Wednesday, February 27, 2013
                           
              Bolivar - Bolivar Public Library, 1690 W Broadway - 3:00 - 6:00 pm
              Thursday, February 28, 2013

 

Kids and Teens (online)
This program provides resources to help kids and/or teens learn about Alzheimer’s disease and understand how it affects them. It’s important for kids/teens to know that they are not alone. Alzheimer’s changes the lives of everyone it touches.  The program includes videos made with kids/teens to learn about the disease and hear about how other kids/teens are coping with it.

Education programs offered online are available 24/7 for your convenience.
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-care-training-certification.asp#elearning

 


Early Stage Education and support program

Springfield, MO    Alzheimer’s Association, 1630 W. Elfindale - 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

May 7, 2013 -- Introduction/Overview 
May 14, 2013 -- Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss 
May 21, 2013 -- Partnering With Your Doctor / Effective Communication 
May 28, 2013 -- Telling Others About the Diagnosis: Family and Friends
June 4, 2013 -- Legal and Financial Issues / Playing it Safe
June 11, 2013 -- Daily Strategies 
June 18, 2013 -- Coping with Changes / Opportunities for Supporting Research 
June 25, 2013 -- End of Group Issues and Staying Connected

Light Refreshments will be Served

 

Branson, MO Taneyhills Community Library, Fourth & Pacific - Wednesdays- 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

May 1, 2013 -- Introduction/Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss 
May  8, 2013 -- Partnering With Your Doctor / Effective Communication 
May 15, 2013 -- Telling Others About the Diagnosis: Family and Friends
May 22, 2013 -- Legal and Financial Issues / Playing it Safe
May 29, 2013 -- Daily Strategies/Coping with Changes  
June 5, 2013 -- Opportunities for Supporting Research 

Light Refreshments will be Served

 

Joplin, MO  George A Spiva Center for the Arts Library, 222 W 3rd St,  - Thursdays - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

May 9, 2013 -- Introduction/Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss 
May 16, 2013 -- Partnering With Your Doctor / Effective Communication 
May 23, 2013 -- Telling Others About the Diagnosis: Family and Friends
June 6, 2013 -- Legal and Financial Issues / Playing it Safe
June 13, 2013 -- Daily Strategies/Coping with Changes 
June 20, 2013 -- Opportunities for Supporting Research/Staying Connected 

Light lunch will be Served          


 Introduction/Overview
Week one focuses on introductions and getting to know the group and its members. Significant time will be devoted to introductions and learning more about each member, including personal histories and stories of getting diagnosed.

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss
Aging, Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. There is quite a bit of material to help families and a person with dementia understand the disease and its effect on the brain.

Partnering With Your Doctor  & Effective Communication
Developing a working relationship with your doctor  is a very important part of managing your illness. It can take some time. However, it is very important that your doctor gets to know you

Telling Others About The Diagnosis: Family and Friends
 
When you learn that you have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, you may not believe it, or you may feel overwhelmed, confused or angry. You may be hesitant to tell your family and friends about your diagnosis due to concerns about how they will react. You may not want sympathy or help, but you may want the people that you are close to know because you care about them.

Legal and Financial Issues / Playing It Safe
There are a number of legal and financial documents that will help you formalize you plans and wishes. Taking the time to put these documents in place now will be a big help to you and your family in the future. Playing it Safe will cover topics such as “At Home and Away” and “To Drive or Not To Drive”.

Daily Strategies
Alzheimer’s disease affects different parts of your brain so, although you may not clearly remember things from your past, you may not remember recent events or schedules. This topic will cover several strategies for coping with Alzheimer’s

Coping With Changes / Opportunities for Supporting Research 
You are learning about your disease and about what you can and cannot do. You may feel worried, angry or sad. In this class we will talk about these feelings, how to cope with them, and knowing that these feelings are normal. This session will also talk about the Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch. This is a few service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on personal criteria and location. Right now, more than 100 research studies pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are underway and recruiting volunteers.

End of Group Issues and Staying Connected
Recapping the events of the previous weeks, sharing experiences, discussing challenges and solutions. Stigma associated with a diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a topic of particular interest to people in early stages. Stigma can be the reason why some people delay getting an evaluation by a medical professional. Raising awareness reduces stigma and engages others to raise funds and change public policy.


 

 

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