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Our dementia caregiver education series is a joint presentation of New York's seven Alzheimer's Association chapters. See what we have to offer:

► Spring 2021 Programs
► COVID-19 and Caregiving: Finding Hope From What We’ve Learned (April 27)
► Research Forum (May 11)
► Healthy Living Conference (June 8)

Also, you can learn more about social engagement opportunities for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Spring 2021 Programs

Our special series includes one of our education programs, followed by a presentation on a special topic and a Q&A session. Each program is 90 minutes long and presented virtually. You do not need to participate in each program.

Register by clicking the link in the title or calling 800.272.3900.

April 20, Noon: The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis and 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Featured Speaker: Dr. David Hart, Albany Med Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Albany, NY

May 4, 4 p.m.: Behavior Management in Action: Creative Solutions for Common Challenges and Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Featured Speaker: Debi Buzanowski-Stowell, Eddy Memory Care at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, Cohoes, NY

May 18, 11:30 a.m.: Medicaid Changes: What You Need to Know and Legal and Financial Planning
Featured Speaker: Ron Fatoullah, Esq., Ron Fatoullah & Associates, Great Neck, NY

June 15, 4 p.m.: Managing Caregiver Expectations and Relationships Across the Alzheimer’s Journey and Effective Communication Strategies
Featured Speaker: Dr. Carol Podgorski, Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, Rochester, NY

June 23, 4 p.m.: In it Together: Dementia, Caregiving and Faith Communities and Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Featured Speaker: Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Calvary Baptist Church, White Plains, NY

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COVID-19 and Caregiving: Finding Hope From What We’ve Learned
April 27, 6-8 p.m.

It’s tough to look for silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic, but our resilience and ingenuity during this crisis has opened new channels of thinking and practice when it comes to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Join us for a brief overview of Alzheimer’s disease followed by a discussion with local health experts and caregivers as we explore how what we’ve learned during the pandemic will influence caregivers for years to come.

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Research Forum
May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The field of dementia science is producing new discoveries every day, making it difficult to keep up with the news. A panel of experts, led by Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer, Alzheimer’s Association Director, Scientific Engagement, will go behind the headlines to discuss recent findings in dementia research and what we can expect in the near future.

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Healthy Living Conference
June 8, 10-12:30 p.m.

Science has shown that a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Learn how healthy diets, regular physical exercise and engaging your brain can contribute to reducing your risk. We’ll also discuss the current state of research in this space and how you can get involved.

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