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Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter offers a variety of educational, hands-on learning programs and workshops. To find out more information on what program is being hosted in your community and to attend a program, visit our Community Resource Finder to view and register. OR Register below or programs in your community:

New Orleans
Houma
Baton Rouge
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Alexandria
Shreveport
Monroe

You may also request one of our many FREE educational programs. Choose from a variety of topics such as:

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
The Basics is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Know the 10 Signs:
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, and cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Dementia Conversations:
Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. The fear or lack of awareness that may accompany these conversations can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family.

Effective Communication Strategies:
Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Effective Communication Strategies is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association®
that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior:
During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.
To help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program.

Legal and Financial Planning:
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Concerns about care provision and programs that can help offset costs mean that families need accurate information about legal and financial planning specific to the disease. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

Request a Speaker

If you are interested in scheduling a speaker for your community or organization, please complete our Speaker Request form and return to Stacey Denham via  email at sdenham@alz.org

Community Resource Finder


Are you looking for resources in your area? Get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer's and dementia resources, community programs and services. Visit our Community Resource Finder
for more information.             
            
 
The Community Resource Finder displays information on services not limited to, but including:                            

Housing Options
Care at Home
Medical Services
Services such as adult day centers, transportation, and elder law attorneys
Alzheimer's Association programs and services
Online Training    

Online Training

Do you prefer to learn online?
The Alzheimer’s Association Training and Education center offers a number of Alzheimer’s and dementia courses available online,
24 hours a day.

Training topics include:

  • Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Effective Communication Strategies 

Community Educator Volunteer Training

Community educators deliver Alzheimer’s Association education programs in local communities across the State, using curricula, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other materials provided by the Association. We are looking for passionate individuals interested in training to become Community Educators. Have you always wanted to volunteer, but never knew how? Now's your chance! 

See the Calendar below for future trainings:

 Location  Date Time 
 New Orleans  Sept. 26, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

 Houma

 TBA  9:00am - 4:00pm
 Baton Rouge  Oct. 24, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
 Lafayette  Sept. 14, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
 Alexandria  Oct. 9, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
 Monroe  Aug. 29, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
 Shreveport  Nov. 8, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

For more information, please contact Stacey Denham at sdenham@alz.org. You can also call the main office phone via 504.613.6505.

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