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Family caregiver education is designed by topic to help caregivers through specific challenges. Programs are free to attend, but registration is required.

Current Community Education Programs are listed below or visit our Community Calendar or the Community Resource Finder where you may access resources, community programs and services.

For free online training and education programs that cover dozens of topics, including care strategies and Alzheimer's basics, go to the Training and Education Center.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The programs are free, but please register.

Online
AARP Brain Bites Series 
Brain Bites: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Thursday, June 6 | 1-2 p.m.
 
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. REGISTER

In-Person
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR
Wed., June 13 | 10 - 11:30 A.M. 


Suffolk Workforce Council
1024 Centerbrooke Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434


Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.
REGISTER


Online
Brain Bites: What is Dementia? Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Thursday, June 13 | 1-2 p.m.
 
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 program is for anyone who would like to know more about dementia, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. REGISTER

Online
GUIDING LIGHT:
Alzheimer's Education for Faith Leaders
Thursday, June 20 | 6 p.m. 
 
Join us for an insightful virtual program designed to educate faith communities about Alzheimer’s and dementia. This program aims to empower congregational leaders and members with the knowledge to recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s within their communities. This session will also cover practical ways to offer spiritual and emotional support, ensuring that faith communities can play a crucial role in the well-being of those living with Alzheimer’s. 
REGISTER to receive login instructions.


In-Person
Lunch and Learn: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Tuesday, June 25 | 12 - 1 p.m.


Mennowood Retirement Community 
13030 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602


Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. This program is for anyone who would like to know more about how Alzheimer's affects the brain; detection; causes and risk factor; stages of the disease; treatment and much more! To register, call 757.249.0355 or email Michele at mryba@mennowood.com.

In-Person
RIVERSIDE DEMENTIA SERIES
June 27-Oct. 24

The Martha W. Goodson Training Center
460 McLaws Circle, Suite 130
Williamsburg, VA 23185 (For questions or directions, call 757.220.4751 ext. # 1)


10 Warning Signs
Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 1 - 2 P.M.   
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us to learn how to recognize common signs of the disease; how to approach someone about memory concerns; the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis; possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
 REGISTER

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 1 – 2 P.M.  
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 program is for anyone who would like to know more about dementia, how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.
 REGISTER

In-Person
Dementia Talks with Senior Services: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
August 20, 2024 | 11 a.m.


Cambridge Square Apartments
704 Gainsborough Ct.
Chesapeake, VA 23320


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


Effective Communication
Thursday, August 29, 2024 | 1 - 2 P.M. 
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.
 REGISTER

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Thursday, September 19, 2024 | 1 - 2 P.M.  
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

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Thursday, October 24, 2024 | 1 - 2 P.M.  
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.
 REGISTER

Online
SENTARA SERIES
Effective Communication 
Thursday, July 11 | 12 - 1 p.m. 

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. REGISTER

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Wednesday, July 31 | 12-1 p.m.
 

Mennowood Retirement Community 
13030 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602


For centuries, we've known the health of the brain and the body are connected. Science is now able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age! To register call 757.249.0355 or email Michele at mryba@mennowood.com.

Online
SENTARA SERIES
Research Updates
Thursday, September 12 | 12-1 p.m.
  Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Join us to learn more. REGISTER