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We offer educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members and healthcare professionals. Programs range from basic introductory material to in-depth multi-part sessions and brain healthy information.  We also offer resources — publications and videos that can be helpful to those facing Alzheimer's disease.

Family and caregiver programs for people with Alzheimer's disease are free of charge. 

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Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder

Family Caregiver Education Programs

Community Workplace Programs

Professional Programs

Education Programs for people living with mild Alzheimer's disease or a memory disorder

 

Power + Purpose
Our Power+Purpose Program is for people living with mild memory loss. While you are facing what may be the biggest challenge of your life, we want to help you live your best life. Research has clearly shown that staying active is the most powerful way to manage your disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is working towards effective treatments and someday a cure. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's — until that day we want to help you.

To get started, discover Alz Meet Ups happening near you, attend an education program, create your plan with an expert or get involved with the cause by calling 1.800.272.3900. 

Coping With Early Memory Loss
If you have recently received a medical diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Fronto-temporal dementia or other related disorders, this 2-hour class can help provide a greater understanding of your diagnosis and treatment and offer effective coping strategies.

Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know
If you have recently been diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease, you are not alone. There are many ways to stay active and engaged in your own community and through the Alzheimer’s Association. Join us for answers to the questions you are likely having regarding your diagnosis and to meet other individuals who have been similarly impacted. Learn what you need to know, how to plan ahead, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the disease process.
 

Family Caregiver Education Programs


Dementia Conversations
This workshop offers guidance on having caring and productive conversations about some of the most challenging topics when caring for someone with memory changes. Topics include: driving, going to the doctor, legal and financial planning, and decision making. You’ll hear from actual family caregivers about these topics via video as well as recommendations for what to do next.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
During the stages of dementia, the person diagnosed often will experience changes in behavior that can be confusing for a caregiver. Behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. Attendees will learn to: Identify common triggers for behavior changes, assess and identify challenging behaviors, and understand strategies to address common behaviors.

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than talking and listening. Communication is a way to express who we are and how we relate to each other. This workshop will explore: communication changes throughout the course of the disease, understanding and decoding verbal and behavioral messages, identifying ways to connect and communicate through the stages of dementia.

Legal & Financial
If you or someone you love is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Learn more about the legal and financial issues to consider and how to put effective plans in place.

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Early-Stage
In the early stages of the disease, caregivers have many questions and concerns ranging from understanding and coping with diagnosis, developing a plan for care, understanding resources, and becoming educated about early stage memory changes. This workshop will provide practical answers for questions, suggested supports and coping strategies, and resource planning.

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Middle-Stage
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and sensitive care in the middle stages of dementia. 

Living with Alzheimer’s:  For Caregivers – Late-Stage
In the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us to hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage dementia and their families.

Safety & Memory Challenges
Dementia related changes affect how we think about safety. This program will teach strategies to encourage a safe environment and lifestyle for those affected with memory challenges.

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Community/Workplace Education Programs

 
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about. Join us to learn the “10 Signs” because early detection matters!

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips From the Latest Research
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.

Dementia & Our Customers: A Training for Community Professionals - Dementia impacts business clientele in a number of settings. This program teaches helpful strategies for working successfully with customers who have memory impairment.

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Other education resources


The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures. Click here for facts and figures.  

Many of our brochures and booklets are available to order by mail. Please contact us at 800.272.3900 to place an order.

Chapter Publications 

Family Care Guide
Taking Control Guide
Late Stage Care Guide
 

Speaker Request Form

The Alzheimer's Association believes that knowledge is power - and you can help us by hosting one of our presentations in your local community! We welcome the opportunity to speak at conferences, workshops, or other engagements.

Please fill out our online request form and our program team will contact you to coordinate an event. Please note that it can take up to 2-4 weeks to process and fill requests.