CLEVELAND, OH - The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter will start to
offer Alzheimer’s and dementia education programs in Spanish this month and in
Cynthia Davenport, Education Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association
Cleveland Area Chapter, said all the programs will be presented via webinar during the
pandemic so anyone can attend. The Chapter will initially focus on working with
partners in Lorain County to help present the programs. “We hope to recruit Spanish
speaking or bilingual volunteers to present programs in Spanish in the community to
help make this a continuing effort,” she said. Anyone interested in volunteering can
contact Davenport at (216) 342-5571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month’s virtual webinars, which include how to live healthy to promote cognitive
health and the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, are free and participants can
preregister by calling 800.272.3900. After registering, participants will receive a link to
join the session from the convenience of their homes.
All sessions occur on week nights or Saturday mornings to encourage attendance.
The course topics are:
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research:
Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and
social engagement. Learn hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations
while sheltering in place.
Thursday, Jan. 21
Saturday, Jan. 23
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and the Importance of Early Detection:
Alzheimer's and other dementia cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that
interfere with daily living. Learn how to recognize common signs of the disease and how
to approach someone about memory concerns.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Saturday, Jan. 30
10- 11 a.m.
Effective Communication Strategies:
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia progress in their journey, the
ability to use words is lost. Learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages
delivered by someone with dementia.
Thursday, Feb. 4
English with Spanish Interpretation:
Saturday, Feb. 6
The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter offers free education and support
services to families facing Alzheimer’s or dementia. There are 160,000 caregivers and
50,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in the Chapter’s five-county area. For immediate
help, call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or go to alz.org.
About Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.