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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 to register or click on the appropriate link below.

Click here for the complete list of winter 2015-16 education programs (note: some classes have been added since publication, please see below)

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.

“How to help the person with Alzheimer’s disease stay active and fit”
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085
Register here

Practical Tips for Safety and Communication
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate and use good judgment. This presentation will provide techniques for improving communication and modifying the environment for optimal safety.

1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center
OhioHealth Neuroscience Center
3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214
Register here

"Walking in the Valley of the Shadow: Spiritual Perspectives for the Alzheimer's Caregiver"
Featured presenter Rabbi Cary Kozberg leads this four part series based on selections from "Seasons of Caring," offering perspectives to help caregivers deal with grief and self-forgiveness. This non-denominational class is intended for people of all faiths and for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's at all stages.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., February 17, 24, March 2 and 9
Alzheimer's Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Register here

Living with Alzheimer's 
Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care to loved ones with Alzheimer's.

7 to 9 p.m., February 23, March 22 and April 26
Somerset Health and Rehab
411 S. Columbus St., Somerset, Ohio, 43783
Register here

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behaviors

Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. 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.

1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Scenic Hills Senior Center
178 S. Spring Street, Logan, Ohio 43138
Register here

Living with Alzheimer’s
This program provides answers to the questions that arise at all stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.

6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Logan Healthcare Center
300 Arlington Ave., Logan, Ohio 43138
Register here

Living with Alzheimer’s
This program provides answers to the questions that arise at all stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Hwy E, Marion, Ohio 43302
Register here

Memory Matters
Community education lunch and learn lecture addressing concerns of those with dementia and their caregivers. Respite is available with registration, provided by Wesley at Home. Lunch provided by Methodist Eldercare Services.

"Identification and prevention of memory loss: Research Update"
Dr. Douglas Scharre, M.D., C.M.D., Director of The Ohio State University Division of Cognitive Neurology
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church  
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Register here

Caregiving 101 (four-part series)
Assists families and caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future with information on Alzheimer’s and related dementias, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.

9 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays
January 20 through February 10, 2016
Chapter office
1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Register here

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. Please call 272.3900 for more information.

1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays
March 9 through April 20, 2016
Chapter office
1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Delaware County “Journeys” dates have not been scheduled as of 12/29/2015. Please check back for updates.

Caregiving 201, Living with Alzheimer’s late stage
(two-part class)
Assists families caring for an individual in the mid-to-late stages of the disease with information on dealing with challenging behavior, managing physical care needs, medication management, making difficult end of life decisions and coping with grief and guilt.

1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, March 1 and March 8, 2016
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W. Lincoln, Delaware, Ohio, 43015
Register here

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s
This workshop addresses some of the decisions that should be addressed following a diagnosis, including establishing a living will, advance directive and power of attorney and making financial plans for the future.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fairfield Medical Center
401 N. Ewing St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Register here

Effective Communication Strategies
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s and begins to lose their ability to communicate with words, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Hwy E, Marion, Ohio 43302
Register here


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