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YoungNationALZ is a diverse group of emerging leaders between the ages of 21 and 40 who are dedicated to changing the face of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by engaging our peers and raising awareness across generations.

As part of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, this group of young professionals comes together through volunteering, advocating, fundraising, and having fun in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. 

Interested in getting involved? Contact us at ncayoungnationalz@alz.org. Together, we can #ENDALZ!

Follow YoungNationALZ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @youngnationalz

      


UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for our upcoming millenial caregiver series, hosted by YoungNationALZ and our partner, Blondes vs. Brunettes/RivALZ.

Programs are free and presented via Zoom. Registration is required. To register online, visit the link for the date of your selected program below.

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Thursday, Aug. 27 
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It’s a progressive and fatal brain disease and is the most common form of dementia. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. 


Effective Communication Strategies
Thursday, Sep. 3   
Learn how 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.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Thursday, Oct. 1
Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Thursday, Oct. 8
Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.