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Miami Valley Education Programs & Resources

Our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer's and caregiving techniques. 

Current scheduled education programs can be found here.

Family Education
Programs related to caring for individuals with dementia including managing challenging behaviors, understanding symptoms, and legal and financial planning.

Community Education
Programs designed to promote awareness about brain health and the basics of dementia. Chapter staff and volunteers are available for free presentations to community groups, schools, churches, civic and religious organizations.

Online Education
Visit our Training and Education Center to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, healthy living and planning for the future. Examples of available courses include The 10 Warning Signs, Effective Communication Strategies, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, Legal and Financial Planning, and the Living with Alzheimer's series for caregivers in each stage and for people with Alzheimer's.

Volunteer and Professional Speakers Bureau
If you are interested in a presentation at your place of employment or organization, please contact the chapter office at 937.291.3332.

Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is an extension of the Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library. Search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions and learn how to borrow materials.

Professional Education & Training
Developed for professional care providers of individuals living with dementia, Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® is an online dementia care certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Browse here or call 800.272.3900

Program Topics & Description

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Get information about detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Dementia Conversations
Conversations with family about dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about topics like when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.

Effective Communication
As people with dementia progress in their journey, caregivers need new ways to connect. This program will identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Healthy Living for Brain & Body 
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.

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future.

Legal and Financial Planning
This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about the legal and
financial issues to consider when you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Dementia-Related Behaviors
Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and get strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions.  As the disease progresses, new questions reflect changing needs.  This three-part series addresses issues that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. 

Professional Education

For information about professional education, call the chapter office at 937.291.3332.

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