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10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

  
UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA
-- ALZHEIMER’S IS NOT NORMAL AGING. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about:
» The impact of Alzheimer’s.
» The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
» Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors.
» Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
» Alzheimer’s Association resources. 


DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS  
When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. Topics covered in the program include:
» Going to the doctor
» Deciding when to stop driving
» Making legal and financial plans  


EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES  
Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s, learn how to interpret the verbal and behavioral communication, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 


UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR  Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 
 

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH  
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE   
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans in place.
 

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FOR EARLY-STAGE CARE PARTNERS
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face many new questions. What does the diagnosis mean? How do we plan for the future? What resources are available to help? Join us for this three-part series that answers these and other questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from other care partners and individuals living with Alzheimer’s and learn tips and strategies to help you support a person living with the disease.  


LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FOR MIDDLE-STAGE CAREGIVERS   
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, needs change and care partners become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this three-part series to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s  


LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FOR LATE-STAGE CAREGIVERS    
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and engaging with the person with the disease. Join us for this two-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals as they discuss resources and tips for providing care for and making meaningful connections with a person living with late-stage Alzheimer’s.  


LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S   
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be life-changing and lead to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us for this three-part program and hear from other individuals living with Alzheimer’s on what to expect, how to build a care team and planning for the future.  


LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: FOR YOUNGER-ONSET ALZHEIMER’S   
When someone under the age of 65 is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be a shock. A diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s raises questions about work, relationships and planning for the future. Join us for this series of programs that provides information and insight, and hear from others facing the disease as they discuss tips and strategies for living well with younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
 


Professional Training

PERSON-CENTERED DEMENTIA CARE:
A Habilitation Therapy Training Curriculum

The curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide range of residential and community based care settings. The 7-hour in-person training teaches attendees how to deliver the 13-hour curriculum based on the person-centered model of Habilitation Therapy.

INCLUDES
• Nationally recognized peer-reviewed, evidence-based person-centered care approach from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations
• Eligibility to purchase the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification for staff

COST
$700 Per attendee
$350 For each additional staff attending the same training date
$275 Non-profit rate

The cost of this program includes CEC’s offered to Activity, Nursing and Social Work Professionals.
 


Publications
The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures.
We also maintain a variety of educational materials (brochures, videos, audiotapes and books) on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To learn more about our library, call us at 800.272.3900.