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May 2019 Educational Programs


Call 800.272.3900 to register or use the Community Resource Finder to find educational programs near you.

 

Programs by Phone - Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Program presented by Melanie Adams of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Registration required. If no internet access, please call 800.272.3900 to register.

Tue May 14, 2019
12-1 p.m. CST / 1-2 p.m. EST 
(Recorded to listen to at a later time)
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Webinars -
1. Medications for Alzheimer’s/Dementias
2. Caregiving 101
3. Dementia Conversations

1. Medications for Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: Benefits & Side Effects

What medications are currently available to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Are the benefits worth the side effects? Join Dr. Daniela Moga as she discusses the medications that are currently available, what you can expect, and how you can work with your doctor to make sure that you get the most out of them. Registration required.

Tue May 7, 2019
10-11 a.m. CST / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST
or 12-1 p.m. CST / 1-2 p.m. EST
(Recorded to watch at a later time)
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2. Caregiving 101: How to be More Effective & Stress Less

The needs of a person with dementia can seem to be almost limitless and ever-changing. Caregivers are often overwhelmed with their responsibilities, for which there is no instruction manual. Join us as we learn from Tonya Cox, a dementia expert who co-authored two of the books from the “Best Friends Approach™.” Registration required.​

Tue May 21, 2019
10-11 a.m. CST / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST 
or 12-1 p.m. CST / 1-2 p.m. EST
(Recorded to watch at a later time)
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3. Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can 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. Registration required.​

Tue May 28, 2019
10-11 a.m. CST / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST 
or 12-1 p.m. CST / 1-2 p.m. EST
(Recorded to watch at a later time)
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Caregiver Workshop: Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia & How to Respond to Dementia-Related Behavior

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, how to decode behaviors, and the Alzheimer’s Association resources. Registration required.​

Tue May 7, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Big Sandy Area Agency on Aging
110 Resource Ct, Prestonsburg, KY
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Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Planning for future financial needs should happen as early as possible when or before someone develops a dementia. Learn about financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to put plans in place. Guest speaker will be elder law attorney Amy Dougherty. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration required.​

Fri May 10, 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association
Basement Conference Room 
2808 Palumbo Dr, Lexington, KY
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The Memory Café Lexington

The Memory Café is a monthly social group providing a safe, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey.

Registration required. Designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers; please no professionals. Program provided in partnership with the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Refreshments provided by Provision Living at Beaumont. Please note the change in date for this month’s café.

Thu May 16, 2019
2 - 4 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association
2808 Palumbo Dr #205, Lexington, KY
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Early Stage Social Engagement Program

The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the Early Stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings and activities. This group helps participants connect with other people with dementia and tries to help them maintain their personal and emotional health.

Registration required. Participants must be pre-screened for this program.

Tue May 28, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
Lexington, KY

Please call 859.266.5283 x8179 if you are interested.

 

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

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.

Registration required. Designed for family caregivers; please, no professionals.

Tue May 28, 2019
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Madison County Cooperative Extension Office
230 Duncannon Ln, Richmond, KY
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Get the Emotional Support You Need!

A support group provides a safe, supportive environment to allow family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are free and open to the public and of no religious affiliation unless otherwise designated. For more information call 1.800.272.3900.

Beaumont Library
3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY
Boxed lunch* provided (*Please RSVP)
Last Thu - 12 pm

Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods
5220 Grey Oak Ln, Nicholasville, KY
Respite may be provided
4th Tue - 6 pm

Cumberland Church of Christ
154 Turner St, Somerset, KY
3rd Mon - 6 pm​

First Alliance Church
2201 Old Higbee Mill Rd Lexington, KY
1st Sun - 10:45 am
3rd Wed - 6:30 pm

First Baptist Church
230 S 5th St, Williamsburg, KY
1st Sun - 2 pm

Laurel Senior Living Village Heights
212 W 12th St, London, KY
Respite may be provided
4th Tue - 6 pm

Liberty Ridge
701 Liberty Ridge Ln, Lexington, KY
1st & 3rd Wed - 11:30 am

Matters of the Mind Dementia Support Group at Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm
2700 Man O War Blvd Lexington KY
4th Mon - 6 pm

McDowell Place of Danville
1181 Ben Ali Dr, Danville, KY
2nd Sun - 2 pm

Montgomery Caring & Sharing
Regency Memory Care 
130 Sterling Way, Mt Sterling, KY
Respite provided
3rd Mon - 6 pm

Paul Sawyier Library
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY
Respite may be provided
2nd Thu - 5:30 pm

Rockcastle Regional Hospital - chapel
145 Newcomb Ave, Mt Vernon, KY
3rd Mon - 1 pm

Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer’s Support Group
Rowan County Public Library
175 Beacon Hill Dr, Morehead, KY

The Lantern at Morning Pointe
225 Ruccio Way Lexington, KY
Respite may be provided
2nd Fri - 10 am

The Lantern of Russell
1063 Addington Dr, Russell KY
2nd Fri - 2 pm

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ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including: People with the disease, Caregivers, Family members, Friends, or Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.
» Register Today!

 

The Alzheimer’s Awareness license plate is now available at Kentucky County Clerk’s offices. When it is time to renew your license plate, consider upgrading to the End Alzheimer’s plate to help raise awareness.
» Learn More!

 

Can’t Attend a Program?

When it’s not possible to be at one of our local programs in person, take advantage of our online opportunities. A wealth of information and tips are available 24 hours a day!
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