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Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers free educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community. To ensure you find the right program for you, please call 800.272.3900. Registration required.

View the April - June listings


BRAIN GAMES

Although scientists are still working to unlock the mysteries of the body’s most powerful organ, we do know there is a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthy as you age. One of those ways is to challenge yourself to complete mentally stimulating activities like those found in The Big Brain Puzzle Book. Mentally stimulating activities strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and may even create new nerve cells. To get you started we will share some of the brain puzzles found in the book each week on our social media channels. Follow @AlzCentralOhio on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Answer to this week's social media puzzle: 3 days. She left yesterday and will return tomorrow. If you reasoned she left late yesterday and will return early tomorrow, and therefore will be gone less than 48 hours (and you say that qualifies as two days), that is acceptable as well.

Previous week answers


Monthly programs

FIRST FRIDAYS
Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture. Each session takes place the first Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High St., Worthington, Ohio. View complete list of dates and see below for topics.  

Month

Topic

Speaker

February 2

Talk with the Doc:

Medications and Dementia Care

Dr. William Resch

Ohio Health

March 2

Positive Approach to Care

Paula Taliaferro

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

April 6 - Register now

Planning Ahead:

Understanding Health Care Decisions

Julie Olds

Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services

May 4 - Register now

Evaluating Your Home For Safety

 

Margaret Gibson, PT

Summit Orthopedic Home Care

June 1 - Register now

How to talk to your children about Dementia

Terri Glimcher

Ganzhorn Suites














WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services.

Each session takes place at the Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio unless otherwise noted.

See all upcoming What's Next? We Can Help sessions.

Quarterly programs

None at this time.

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Program series

JOURNEYS: CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS, A LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S EARLY STAGE SERIES

In the early stage of the disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this three-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with a loved ones diagnosis.This seven-week educational and supportive series will explain the whats, whys and hopes to individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners.

COLUMBUS 
Chapter Office:  1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

A new seven-week class is forming. For more information contact Michelle Crum at mcrum@alz.org

CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES
In the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this three-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer's.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Part 1: Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
• Part 2: Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
• Part 3: Thursday, May 3 at 1p.m.


CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S LATE STAGES
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this two-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Part 1: Thursday, May 31 at 1 p.m.
• Part 2: Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m.


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Additional programs

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas - cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement

WINDSOR SENIOR CENTER: 376 Rosehill Dr. Marysville, Ohio
• Thursday, April 19 - 2 p.m. 

RICHWOOD CIVIC CENTER: 235 Grove St. Richwood, Ohio
• Friday, June 22 - 10:30 a.m.


KNOW THE 10 SIGNS
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease

HILLIARD ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE
4303 Trueman Blvd. Hilliard, Ohio
 • Monday, June 19 at 3 p.m.


UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to 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.

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN VILLAGE: 165 Highbluff Blvd. Columbus, Ohio
• Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - THE BASICS
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. Understanding Dementia - The Basics provides information about detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Check back for regularly updated locations and times

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Check back for updated locations and times

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias can gradually diminish a person's ability to communicate and use good judgement. This presentation will provide techniques for improving communication and modifying the environment for optimal safety.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Thursday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m.

DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning is an education workshop that offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.

BERGER HOSPITAL COMMUNITY ROOM: 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, Ohio
• Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m.

MIND DIET
Healthy eating is more than just good for the body -- it's good for the brain! The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet may help prevent dementia and improve cognitive health as you age. Join Amy Keller, MS, RDN, LD, registered dietitian to learn all about what MIND can do for you!

UNION COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES CONF ROOM A: 940 London Ave. Marysville, Ohio
• Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m.

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CAREGIVERS
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. This program will teach you about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans into place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

FAYETTE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL : 1430 Columbus Ave. Washington Court House, Ohio
• Tuesday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

BERGER HOSPITAL COMMUNITY ROOM: 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, Ohio
• Tuesday, May 8 at 2 p.m

NEW LEXINGTON LIBRARY: 117 S Jackson St., New Lexington, Ohio
• Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

LIFE IN CHRIST FELLOWSHIP: 500 Plain City-Georgesville Rd. West Jefferson, Ohio
• Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

BENNINGTON GLEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER: 825 Ohio 61 Marengo, Ohio
• Tuesday, June 12 at Noon


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THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8,  Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, SourcePoint.

 


 

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