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February 2020 Educational Programs

 

Programs by Phone

Programs by Phone logoHiring In-Home Care: How to Choose Who to Bring into Your Home

You may realize you need assistance, but the decision to bring a home care worker into your home is stressful because it involves many important considerations. Join us as we learn from an expert what questions to ask as you interview prospective providers. Registration required.

Tue Feb 11, 2020 - 1 hr
12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST
(Recorded to listen to at a later time)
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Webinars

woman on laptopRegistration required for all programs. Programs are recorded to watch at a later time.

How You Say It: Making Matters Worse (or Better) by How You Communicate

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause changes in a person’s ability to communicate. Understanding these challenges and adjusting our communication patterns can make all the difference in the world for both caregivers and those with dementia. This webinar will share some simple rules of thumb to communicate more effectively, both verbally and nonverbally.

Thu Feb 6, 2020 - 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.

Thu Feb 20, 2020 - 1 hr
10 a.m. CST / 11 a.m. EST or 12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST
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Caregiver SOS: Resources for Caregivers

What do you do as a caregiver when you feel like you are just treading water? There are resources available that are tailor-made to your situation, but you must know about them. This thirty-minute webinar will let you know some of the best ways you can get help quickly.

Tue Feb 25, 2020 - ½ hr
11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. EST or 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST
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Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage

2 womenIn 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 professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

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

Wed Feb 5, 2020 • 2 - 3:30 p.m. CST
Owensboro Healthpark - Fitness Center Entrance
1006 Ford Ave, Owensboro, KY
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The Memory Café

Memory Cafe logoThe 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.

The Memory Café takes place the second Wednesday of every month. For more information and to register, please call 1.800.272.3900.
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Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

2 women at tableThis workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, making legal and financial decisions and reduce stress by building a strong care team.

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

Wed Feb 19, 2020 • 3 - 4:30 p.m. CST
Alzheimer’s Association
701 N Weinbach Ave #510, Evansville, IN​
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Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

2 women with doctorBehavior 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. Donations welcome. Designed for family caregivers; please, no professionals.

Thu Feb 20, 2020 • 6:30 - 8 p.m. CST
Wellington Parc
2885 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY
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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!

support groupA 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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Kentucky license plateThe 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?

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