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Please note that we are transitioning our community education, so please note if the program is in-person or online.

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 you must register to receive the login or location information.

Virtual
EATING TO REMEMBER
Tips and Strategies on Brain Health and Nutrition
 
Thursday, June 23 | Noon

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement with hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
DETAILS
REGISTER

Virtual
BRAIN BITES
AARP Virginia, in partnership with the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Virginia Beach Library, presents Brain Bites, a 4-part volunteer-led weekly series that will take place every Tuesday in June. Please register prior to each event by clicking "Register" below.
DETAILS
REGISTER 

            
Brain Bites: Caregiving
Tuesday, June 28 | 10 - 11 A.M.


Virtual
UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIORS AND CAREGIVER BURNOUT
In partnership with Amedisys Hospice

Thursday, June 30 | Noon
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 and cause Caregiver Burnout. Join us to learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges and recognize the signs of Caregiver Burnout with a special presentation provided by Amedisys Hospice Care.  
REGISTER

In-Person
Five Rings Financial Lunch and Learn:
10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S

In Partnership with Five Rings Financial Group

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 11 A.M. – 12:30 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. LUNCH PROVIDED BY FIVE RINGS FINANCIAL
REGISTER

In-Person
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES
In partnership with Newport News Library System
Tuesday, July 19 | Noon
Effective Communication Strategies is designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
To register, please call 757.369.3190
MORE INFORMATION 

 
In-Person
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS 
With a special presentation from Bon Secours Hospice: Comfort-Based Strategies and Support
Tuesday, July 26 | Noon
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 OR CALL 800.272.3900


Virtual
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
partnered event with InnovAge
Tuesday, August 9 | 6 P.M. 

Learn how to decode both verbal and non-verbal messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
DETAILS
REGISTER

Virtual
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
partnered event with InnovAge
Tuesday, October 11 | 6 p.m.
 
Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.
DETAILS
REGISTER