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October 2019 Educational Programs


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

 

Programs by Phone - Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

Feeling unsure or at ill at ease spending time with a person with memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, you can easily make meaningful connections with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will provide insight into memory loss and dementia and the effect on behavior and communication. It will also introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful. Registration required.

Tue Oct 8, 2019 - 1 hr
12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST
(Recorded to listen to at a later time)
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Webinars -
1. 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
2. Advancing the Science
3. How Anyone Can Use Art
Registration required for all programs
Programs are recorded to watch at a later time

1. 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. The one-hour webinar will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Presented by Laura Dake.

Thu Oct 1, 2019 - 1 hr
12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST
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2. Advancing the Science: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research

Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more about the science of dementia, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, and the latest in research, including new studies that highlight the importance of lifestyle in reducing the risk of developing dementia.

Mon Oct 23, 2019 - 1 hr
12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST or 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST
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3. How Anyone Can Use Art to Help People with Dementia

Regardless of skill level, many people with dementia find great emotional and cognitive benefit in making or even viewing art. Join us as we learn the basics from Robin Hamon, co-author of The Best Friends Book of Activities, Volumes 1 and 2. Learn some simple tools you can use at home to aid with communication, mood and behavior management. No art background required!

Mon Oct 30, 2019 - 1 hr
10 a.m. CST / 11 a.m. EST or 12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST
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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.

Registration required. A complimentary dinner will be provided, call Arlene 606.678.3274 to register.

Tue Oct 8, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
Conference Room
305 Langdon St, Somerset, KY
» Register at 606.678.3274

 

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 Always Best Care for Seniors.

Mon Oct 14, 2019
2 - 4 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association
Basement Conference Room
2808 Palumbo Dr #205, Lexington, KY
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UK Telehealth: Coping with Communication Challenges

Join us for an educational session that will highlight how as problems with memory and thinking increase, communication challenges can develop. This session will explore ways to cope with these changes and continue to enhance connections. Following the presentation we will have a general question and answer session. A panel of experts from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss updates and answer any questions pertaining to dementia. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky.

This event is free and open to the public. Offered in partnership by the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Registration is required. Contact Sally Scherer at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at 859.323.5550 or sally.scherer@uky.edu to register. Deadline to register is Oct 18.

Thu Oct 24, 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m. EST / 5:30 - 7 p.m. CST
(Glasgow, Hawesville, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Manchester, McDowell, Morehead, Mt Sterling, Mt Vernon, Munfordville, Murray, Owensboro, Paducah, Pikeville, Russell, Sandy Hook, Tompkinsville & Whitesburg)​
» Register at 859.323.5550

 

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.

Active Day of Richmond

928 Commercial Dr, Richmond, KY
1st Thu - 4 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 - 9 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
2nd Tue - 2 pm

Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch
3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY
Boxed lunch provided - Please RSVP for lunch
Last Thu - 12 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
Mt Sterling-Montgomery Public Library 
328 N Maysville St, Mt Sterling, KY
3rd Mon - 6 pm

Rowan County Caring & Sharing Alzheimer’s Support Group
Rowan County Public Library
175 Beacon Hill Dr, Morehead, KY
1st Mon - 6pm

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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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