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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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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to 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. Registration required.

Thu Oct 10, 2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST
Alzheimer’s Association - Kaden Tower
6100 Dutchmans Ln, 4th floor, Louisville, KY
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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. Registration requested​.

Thu Oct 10, 2019
2 - 3 p.m.
Ferdinand Branch Library
112 E 16th St, Ferdinand, IN
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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 requested.

Wed Oct 9, 2019
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
Hardin County Public Library
100 Jim Owen Dr, Elizabethtown, KY
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Tue Oct 15, 2019
10 - 11:30 a.m. CST
Barren River Area Development District
177 Graham Ave, Bowling Green, KY
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Mon Oct 21, 2019
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CST
St. Matthews Library
3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY
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Thu Oct 24, 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m. CST
Grayson County Library
163 Carroll Gibson Blvd, Leitchfield, KY
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Thu Oct 31, 2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST
Alzheimer’s Association - Kaden Tower
6100 Dutchmans Ln, 4th floor, Louisville, KY
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Living with Alzheimer’s: For Care Partners - Early Stage

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? Join us and hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. See videos from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early stage diagnosis.

Registration required. Provided in partnership with Exceptional Senior Living.

Wed Oct 16, 2019
1 - 4 p.m.
Exceptional Senior Living
6901 Carslaw Ct, Prospect, KY
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Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers Only - Middle Stage

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us and hear professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Registration required. Provided in partnership with Exceptional Senior Living.

Wed Oct 23, 2019
1 - 4 p.m.
Exceptional Senior Living
6901 Carslaw Ct, Prospect, KY
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Living with Alzheimer’s: For Family Caregivers Only - Late Stage

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

Registration required. Provided in partnership with Exceptional Senior Living.
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Wed Oct 30, 2019
1 - 4 p.m.
Exceptional Senior Living
6901 Carslaw Ct, Prospect, KY
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The Memory Café

The Memory Café is a monthly social group comprised of people with memory loss and their loved one(s). Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. It is a time and place where people can interact, find support, and celebrate together without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. It encourages friendship and acceptance.

Registration requested. Designed for people with memory issues and their care partners; no professionals, please.

Tue Oct 8, 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Hodgenville United Methodist Church
825 Tonieville Rd, Hodgenville, KY
This program is offered in partnership with LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service & Health Department
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Mon Oct 28, 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Alzheimer’s Association - Kaden Tower
6100 Dutchmans Ln, 4th floor, Louisville, KY
The October Program is musical artist Mr. John Gage. Come & build community through music!
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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 17.

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

 

Social Engagement Opportunities

Memories at the Museum: Join us at the Speed Art Museum for a special monthly program designed for those living with early and middle stage memory loss and their care partners. This program will combine a tour of the Kentucky gallery with a hands-on art-making experience inspired by our tour. Slow down at the Speed and strengthen bonds as you discover new connections with your loved ones.

Advance Registration required. Designed for people with memory issues and their care partners; no professionals please.

To register please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

 

Early Stage Support Group

The early support groups provide an opportunity to discuss issues and changes related to memory loss and a gathering to share experiences and feelings for both those with early-stage memory loss and their care partners.

Registration required. Please call 1.800.272.3900, vetting is necessary. Designed for people with memory issues and their care partners; no professionals, please. Louisville, KY

 

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.

Baptist Health Floyd Hospital
Paris Learning Center
1850 State St, New Albany, IN
3rd Thu - 2 pm or 6 pm

Beargrass Christian Home
Room 201
4100 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY
2nd Thu - 10:30 am

Commonwealth Med Center Health Community Clinic
740 E 10th Ave, Bowling Green, KY
3rd Thu - 3 pm

Creekside on Bardstown
3535 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY
3rd Thu - 4 pm

Elmcroft - Mt Washington
520 Woodlake Dr, Mt Washington, KY
1st Thu - 6 pm

Forest Hills Commons
9107 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY
2nd Tue - 6 pm

Healing Arts Center
Former Carnegie Library; enter lower level rear of building
10 E Court St, Paoli, IN
1st Thu - 10:30 am

Hughlett Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
Specialized African American Group
2115 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY
2nd Thu - 7 pm

Nazareth Home
2000 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY
3rd Mon - 5:30 pm

Nazareth Home - Clifton
2120 Payne St, Louisville, KY
1st Wed - 4:30 pm

Southeast Christian Church-Indiana Campus
Faith-based designation
1309 Charlestown New Albany Rd, Jeffersonville, IN
3rd Thu - 3 pm

Southeast Christian Church-Southwest Campus
Faith based designation
8301 St Andrews Church Rd, Louisville, KY
Last Wed - 2 pm

The Medical Center of Scottsville
Meets in Adult Learning Center
456 Burnley Rd, Scottsville KY
3rd Thu - 4 pm​

Thrive at Beckley Creek
Lunch & respite provided
13700 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY
3rd Fri - 11:30 am

Traditions at Beaumont
Memory Keepers
10210 Long Home Rd, Louisville, KY
3rd Thu - 6 pm

Tri-County Community Action Agency
1015 Dispatchers Way, La Grange, KY
1st Mon - 5:30 pm

Support Groups designed for Caregivers and provided specialized programming for those with middle stage memory loss.​
Southeast Christian Church
Faith-based designation
920 Blankenbaker Pkwy. Louisville, KY
3rd Thu - 1 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. 
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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.
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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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