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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, please contact Rachel Lawson

The programs are free, but you must register prior to the event date.

10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S
July 18, 2024
5:30-6:30 P.M.

The Crossroads at Bon Air
9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235


Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
REGISTER

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
July 25, 2024
2-3 p.m.

Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
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DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS
August 15, 2024
5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Crossroads at Bon Air
9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235


Having a conversation with your loved one is one of the most difficult things to do.  Join us to learn tips for breaking the ice to 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.
REGISTER

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS -
For Caregivers

August 22, 2024
11 a.m - Noon


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111


In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.
REGISTER
 
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
September 19, 2024
5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Crossroads at Bon Air
9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235


Communicating with those living with dementia is very important and sometimes can be hard.  Join us to learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
REGISTER

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
September 19, 2024
5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Crossroads at Bon Air
9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235


Communicating with those living with dementia is very important and sometimes can be hard.  Join us to learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

THE EMPOWERED CAREGIVER 
A SERIES
December 5 & 12, 2024
2-3:30 p.m.

Henrico County Public Library - Libbie Mill
2100 Libbie Lake E St.
Richmond, VA 23230


This education series offers caregiver tips and strategies on how to navigate the responsibilities of caring for someone living with dementia. Caregivers can attend individual courses to meet their needs or the entire series. For details, please click below.
DETAILS

MEMORY CAFES
Memory Cafés offer a fun and relaxed way for people living with early-stage memory loss to get connected with one another through social events that promote interaction and companionship. This is a place where the care partner can receive information while connecting and sharing with other people in similar situations. The bonds formed in Memory Cafés often last throughout the continuum of the disease and become an additional support for those involved. Click here for additional details.