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We offer a wide variety of education programs designed to help families, caregivers, care partners and those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia through their journey. These programs offer information on warning signs, understanding the diagnosis, changes in the brain, caregiver issues, legal and financial planning, communication techniques and more.

Upcoming Programs in Your Area:

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call 800.272.3900 to register. Programs with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation.

Capital Area | Okemos
2111 University Park Drive, Suite 200, Okemos

Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson Counties            

South Central | Ann Arbor
564 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor
Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw Counties          

South West | Kalamazoo 
350 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 20, Kalamazoo
Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, Van Buren Counties             

West Shore | Muskegon Office
1740 Village Drive, Suite 336, Muskegon
Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana Counties            

Program Descriptions:

E-Learning Courses: If you are not able or available to attend a local community education program, you can participate at your convenience in an online E-Learning course training any time.

  • Know the 10 Signs - If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s.
  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease - This program provides the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.
  • Conversations about Dementia - This program will help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics, like going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
  • Legal and Financial Planning for the Future -A diagnosis of Alzheimer's can change plans that families have for the future. This program covers important legal and financial information to consider as the disease progresses and plans are made for the future.
  • Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers - When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflects growing needs for skills, programs and services. This series provides answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.
  • Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s -The diagnosis of Alzheimer's is life-changing and leads to many questions. What does this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? This three-part program will let you hear from others who have been where you are. We will discuss what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to navigate this chapter of your life. It will also information for people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a related dementia who are in the early stage of the disease.
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior - Behavior 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.
  • Effective Communication Strategies - Communication is more than just talking and listening -- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer' disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
  • Healthy Habits for a Healthier You - 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. 
  • Kids and Teens Online Videos - Kids and teens can learn about the disease and how they can cope with it: Kids & Teens Looking at Alzheimer's.
  • Alzheimer's Research (annual events held regionally) - This program brings you the latest news from the research front and highlights the progress scientists are making toward finding better treatments, and eventually a cure, for Alzheimer’s.



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