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No one should face Alzheimer’s alone. Register for one of our free community webinars for information and resources about Alzheimer’s and other dementias from the safety of your own home.

If your organization, social club, church, corporate office, etc. is interested in one of our educational programs such as “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body,” please contact Brooke Gill.  

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS OF CARE
THURSDAY, JULY 18 | 11 A.M.
Staunton River Memorial Library
500 Washington Street
Altavista, VA 24517

Join us for an enlightening session where caregivers and healthcare professionals unite to exchange invaluable strategies for delivering safe, effective and compassionate care to individuals grappling with chronic illnesses. This workshop aims to empower participants with advanced knowledge, practical tools, and a supportive community, enhancing their ability to manage complex care needs with confidence
and empathy. No registration needed.

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers
Early Stages
Wednesday, July 24

10-11 a.m.

Franklin County Office on Aging
Essig Recreation Center
To register, call 540.483.9238  

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO
DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 2-3 p.m.

Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively. Call 540.615.5341 to register.


SUPPORTING INDEPENDENCE
SEPTEMBER 4 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Galax Recreation Center
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA 24333

Supporting Independence focuses on helping the person living with dementia take part in daily activities, providing the right amount of support and balancing safety and independence while managing expectations. Registration deadline is August 28. Free lunch will be provided and will be served at 11 a.m. with the program to follow. TO REGISTER, CALL 276.236.3218


COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY
OCTOBER 2 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Galax Recreation Center
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA 24333

Communicating Effectively teaches how dementia affects communication, including tips for communicating well with family, friends and health care professionals. Registration deadline
is September 25. Free lunch will be provided and will be served at 11 a.m. with the program to follow. TO REGISTER, CALL 276.236.3218

RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
NOVEMBER 6 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Galax Recreation Center
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA 24333

Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors details common behavior changes and how they are a form of communication, non-medical approaches to behaviors and recognizing when additional help is needed. Registration deadline is October 30. Free lunch will be provided and will be served at 11 a.m. with the program to follow. TO REGISTER, CALL 276.236.3218

EXPLORING CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICES
DECEMBER 4 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Galax Recreation Center
601 S. Main Street, Galax, VA 24333

Exploring Care and Support Services examines how best to prepare for future care decisions and changes, including respite care, residential care and end-of life care. Registration deadline is November 27. Free lunch will be provided and will be served at 11 a.m. with the program to follow. TO REGISTER, CALL 276.236.3218


The Green-Field Library, located at the home office of the Alzheimer's Association in Chicago, Illinois, is the nation's oldest and foremost library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. To access resources and information, click here.