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Education Programs

Available in-person and online, our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer's and caregiving techniques.

November Program Schedule

All education programs are free; however, registration is strongly encouraged. To register for any program, call 800.272.3900. You will receive an email with information on how to access the event. Questions about a specific program, please contact Polly Mytinger at pmytinger@alz.org or 216.342.5571.

Following all current state and local health and venue site guidelines regarding masks, social distancing and meeting size, the Cleveland Chapter offer some education programs both in-person and virtually. 
Volunteers and event participants are encouraged to be vaccinated, but it is not required. Wearing masks are optional unless required by the host venue site.

Program descriptions

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Learn about research in the areas of diet, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: Get information about detection, causes, risk factors. stages of the disease and more.

The 10 Warning Signs: Early detection is key. Get the facts about the signs of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Effective Communication: Learn strategies to communicate with your loved one at each stage of the disease.

Dementia-related Behaviors: Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and get strategies to intervene with some of the most common behavior challenges of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Dementia Conversations: This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Planning for the Future: Legal and Financial Issues for People with Dementia: This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.

See all our upcoming programs online.

Early-stage social engagement program: Baseball Memories
Join the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Jack Graney Chapter for a virtual afternoon of baseball trivia. At 2 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month, individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or related dementia, along with their caregiver or friend, can join a zoom call and talk with others about baseball.
 
This virtual, one-hour program will provide social engagement for people with memory loss using baseball as a topic for reminiscence. Registration is required, space is limited. For more information and to register, please contact Polly Mytinger at pmytinger@alz.org or 216.342.5571.

Request a group education program

To request a free 60-90 minute education program for your group or organization, click here. (Min. 10 attendees)