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Access our free educational programs

Register for one of our free upcoming virtual educational webinars by searching for a program or through the Community Resource Finder

The Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center also offers a number of Alzheimer's and dementia courses online, 24 hours a day. Access them now from the safety of your home.
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We know that during this unprecedented time, no one should face Alzheimer’s or other dementia alone.
That’s why we have developed additional resources* to help support you!
*The programs listed below are presented via webinar or phone. Access information will be sent in email confirmation after registration. 
Please be sure to register using a valid email address.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

Virtual Barrington Senior Center Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of the month.
1pm-2:30pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Middletown LGBT Support Group
Meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
10am-11am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Newport Support Group
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month.
6pm-7pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Newport Early Stage Support Group for PWD
Meets on the fourth Friday of the month.
4:30pm-6pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Live and Learn (North Kingstown)
Meets every Thursday.
9:30am-11am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual North Kingstown Young Onset
Meets on the third Tuesday of the month.
6pm-7:30pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Pawtucket Support Group
Meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
10am-11am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Providence Support Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month.
5:30pm-7pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Providence Early Onset Couples
Meets on the first Thursday of the month.
5:30pm-7pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Tiverton Support Group
Meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month.
2:30pm-4pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual LGBT Support Group (MA/NH)
Meets on the first Monday of the month.
1pm-2pm
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual West Greenwich Support Group
Meets on the first Saturday of the month.
10am-11:30am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Live and Learn (Woonsocket)
Meets every Wednesday.
9:30am-11am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Virtual Hope Health
Meets every Friday
10am-11:30am
To register call or 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.
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Programs


July 1
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
COVID Caring Conversations: Getting Through the Day with Less Stress
The COVID-19 pandemic creates special challenges for people caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Your typical routine is likely disrupted, and you may not have respite and social support that you need. Learn strategies for and ask your questions about personal hygiene, communication tips about social distancing restrictions, and ways to get some breaks in the day. This program is for family caregivers with a loved one at home.
Regiser here.

July 1
6 – 7 p.m.
COVID Caring Conversations: Getting Through the Day with Less Stress
The COVID-19 pandemic creates special challenges for people caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Your typical routine is likely disrupted, and you may not have respite and social support that you need. Learn strategies for and ask your questions about personal hygiene, communication tips about social distancing restrictions, and ways to get some breaks in the day. This program is for family caregivers with a loved one at home.
Register here.

July 1
6 – 7 p.m.
Sugerencias para cuidadores de personas con Alzheimer en la etapa temprana
En la etapa temprana de la enfermedad de Alzheimer, las familias se enfrentan a nuevas inquietudes a medida que se adaptan. ¿Qué significa el diagnóstico? ¿Qué clases de planes deben realizarse? ¿Cuáles son los recursos disponibles para ayudar? Únase con nosotros para esta serie de 3 partes para escuchar respuestas prácticas a las preguntas que surgen en la etapa temprana. Escuche de aquellos afectados directamente y aprenda qué puede hacer para sobrellevar los cambios que surgen con un diagnóstico de etapa temprana.
Register here.

July 8
6 – 7 p.m.
Información básica sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer 
El Alzheimer no es parte normal del proceso de envejecimiento. Este programa le ofrece información acerca de la enfermedad, los beneficios de un diagnóstico temprano, las causas, los factores de riesgo, los tratamientos y los servicios que ofrece la Alzheimer´s Association.
Register here.

July 13
1 - 2:30p.m.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and 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.
Register here.

July 15
6 – 7 p.m.
Conozca las 10 señales del Alzheimer  
Si usted o algún conocido tiene problemas de memoria y de comportamiento, es importante que se informe. La enfermedad de Alzheimer no es parte normal del envejecimiento. Este programa le ofrece información básica sobre la enfermedad, factores de riesgo, señales de alerta, diagnóstico y programas y servicios que ofrece la Alzheimer’s Association para ayudarlo. Este evento es gratis y está abierto al público. Para registrarse por favor llame a Leonor Buitrago, 617.393.2086.
Register here.

July 20
1-2:30 p.m.
Understanding Challenging Behaviors
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.
Register here.

July 22
6 – 7 p.m.
Hábitos para un estilo de vida saludable
Siempre hemos sabido que la salud del cerebro y la del cuerpo están relacionadas. Pero ahora la ciencia nos ofrece información sobre cómo optimizar nuestra salud física y cognitiva a medida que envejecemos. Este programa le ofrece herramientas prácticas en las áreas de alimentación, nutrición, ejercicio, actividad cognitiva y social que le ayudarán a envejecer de manera saludable.
Register here.

July 27
1-2:30 p.m.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.
Register here.

July 29
6 – 7 p.m.
Como responder a las conductas relacionadas con la demencia 
Las conductas son una forma poderosa de comunicación para las personas condemencia. A través de ellas pueden comunicar sus emociones cuando han perdidola capacidad de usar el lenguaje. Sin embargo, algunos comportamientos puedenpresentar desafíos para los cuidadores. En esta charla hablaremos sobre cómointerpetar los mensajes de las conductas, identificar las conductas más comunesy aprender estrategias que ayudarán a manejar algunos de los comportamientosmás difíciles de la enfermedad de Alzheimer.
Register here.