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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
DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 12 - 1 p.m.
PART 2 OF A 4 PART VIRTUAL SERIES WITH SENTARA:
Sentara is committed to improving health every day. Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will help us make strides in research and education and provide critical resources for individuals and caregivers whose lives are affected by this terrible disease.
PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO EACH EVENT TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION

REGISTER

In-Person
HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY 
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 12 - 1 p.m. 
Tabb Library 
100 Long Green Blvd, 
Tabb, VA 23693
    
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. Call 800.272.3900 to register.

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:
COVID AND CAREGIVING

February 16 | 5 p.m. 
 
Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19. Join us to learn about additional precautions you can take to help keep people living with dementia safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether at home or in a residential care setting.
REGISTER

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:
DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS

March 16 | 5 p.m.
Learn tips for breaking the ice to address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
REGISTER

UNDERSTANDING AND RELATING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 12 - 1 p.m.
PART 3 OF A 4 PART VIRTUAL SERIES WITH SENTARA:
Sentara is committed to improving health every day. Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will help us make strides in research and education and provide critical resources for individuals and caregivers whose lives are affected by this terrible disease.
PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO EACH EVENT TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION

REGISTER

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES

April 20 | 5 p.m. 
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.
REGISTER

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS 

May 18 | 5 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.
REGISTER

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:
MANAGING MONEY: A CAREGIVERS GUIDE TO FINANCES 

June 15 | 5 p.m.
Learn how caregiving affects finances, identify the legal and financial documents caregivers should put in place, prepare for financial planning discussions, identify risks for financial abuse and fraud and create a backup plan for care.
REGISTER

Virtual
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 12 - 1 p.m.
PART 4 OF A 4 PART VIRTUAL SERIES WITH SENTARA:
Sentara is committed to improving health every day. Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will help us make strides in research and education and provide critical resources for individuals and caregivers whose lives are affected by this terrible disease.
PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO EACH EVENT TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION

REGISTER

Virtual
It Takes a Village Series:

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S FOR CAREGIVERS 
Part 1 | July 20 | 5 p.m. | Register
Part 2 | August 17 | 5 p.m. | Register
Part 3 | September 21 | 5 p.m. | Register
Now that you have been diagnosed, what are the things you most need to put in place to help you and your loved ones? What are strategies for care planning and support building, how do you prepare for doctor visits and where do you find support after the difficult diagnosis?