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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

PbP_logo.jpgFeeling 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

webinar.jpg1. 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

healthy.jpgAlzheimer’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. Designed for general public; donations welcome.

Thu Oct 3, 2019
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Posey County Council on Aging
611 W 8th St, Mt Vernon, IN
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Tue Oct 15, 2019
10 - 11 a.m.
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service
2025 New Holt Rd, Paducah, KY
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Tue Oct 15, 2019
4 - 5 p.m.
Red Bank Library
120 S Red Bank Rd, Evansville, IN
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The Memory Café

healthy.jpgThe 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. It is a time and place where people can interact, find support and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. It encourages friendship and acceptance.

Registration required. Donations welcomed. Designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers, please no professionals. This program is offered in partnership with SWIRCA.

Wed Oct 9, 2019
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association
701 N Weinbach Ave #510, Evansville, IN​
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

healthy.jpgAlzheimer’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 required. Designed for general public; donations welcome.

Thu Oct 17, 2019
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Owensboro Health Park - Classroom A
1006 Ford Ave, Owensboro, KY
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Wed Oct 23, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
SWIRCA & More
16 W Virgina St, Evansville, IN
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Thu Oct 24, 2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital - Borders Community Room
1532 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY
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-Home Assistance

 

In-Home Assistance - 24/7 HELPLINE 800.272.3900

1 Call, 1,000’s of Answers, 200+ Languages

The Alzheimer’s Association Telephone Helpline is available to you 24/7; 365 days a year. Whether you just need a list of doctors or have issues with communication, behaviors or safety.
We are here: 1.800.272.3900.
 
www.alz.org/help-support/resources/helpline
 

Get the Emotional Support You Need!

group.jpgA 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.

Blue Grass UMC - Room 1001
1400 Petersburg Rd, Evansville, IN
2nd Mon - 2 pm

Chapel Hill Church
985 Bend Gate Rd, Henderson, KY 
1st Thu - 2 pm

Graves County Public Library
601 N 17th St, Mayfield, KY
Respite provided with 1-day notice for $6.60 hour 
1st Wed - 12 pm

Lourdes Hospital
1530 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY
Meets in the Franciscan Room 
3rd Thu - 11 am

Marshall County Public Library
1003 Poplar St, Benton, KY
1st Wed - 10 am

Murray Calloway County Senior Center
607 Poplar St, Murray, KY
1st Thu - 10 am

Northside
Evansville Alzheimer’s Association’s Office
701 N Weinbach Ave, Ste 510, Evansville, IN
3rd Sat - 10 am

Pennyrile Area Development District
300 Hammond Dr, Hopkinsville, KY
2nd Tue - 10 am

The Paragon
137 Stagecoach Rd, Madisonville, KY
4th Tue - 3 pm

Wellington Parc
2885 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY
3rd Thu - 6:30 pm

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rewards.jpgALZConnected®, 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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rewards.jpgThe 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?

online.jpgWhen 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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