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We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing dementia, as well as interested community members.

If an education program is not provided at a convenient time or location for you, you can access all programs free and on-demand at training.alz.org

Chapter Orientation

If you want to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia, this program is for you! Although most useful when attended just after a diagnosis, the information and education are relevant and practical for use through the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

The following topics are covered: understanding dementia, important steps to take after a diagnosis (including legal and financial planning), and helpful community resources for all stages. All orientations are FREE, but registration is required.

To find out more information about or to register for any of our Chapter Orientations please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org

EASTERN SHORE Orientation

View our Eastern Shore Orientation Flyer!
*Please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org to register.

When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Onley Community Health Center, 20306 Badger Lane, Onley, VA 23417

NORFOLK Orientation

*Please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org to register.

When: 1st Wednesday of each month, 5- 7 pm
*Due to the first Wednesday falling on the fourth of July, the orientation will move to July 11th. All other months will continue on the first Wednesday of each month.
Where: Sentara Leigh Hospital, 830 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, Va, Conference Room 5 West, 5th Floor

HAMPTON Orientation

*Please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org to register.

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 PM*
Where: Sentara Careplex, Hampton (Conference Room B)

WILLIAMSBURG Orientation

*Please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org to register.

When: By appointment
Where: Williamsburg Branch Office, 213 McLaws Circle, Suite 2B

WESTERN TIDEWATER  Orientation

*Please call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900 or email us at infoseva@alz.org to register.

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Suffolk Public Library - North Suffolk Location, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, Suffolk, VA 23435

*Orientation dates and times may change: please call to verify specific dates/times.

Family Caregiver Education

Family Caregiver Education is specifically designed by topic to help caregivers through specific challenges. Please click on the program name to learn more about each Education Opportunity. Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register for any of the following programs. Free to attend, but registration is required.

COASTAL VIRGINIA Community Education

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Village Gardens, 1225 W. 39th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
April 26, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Know the 10 Signs
Location: TCC Joint Use Library, Rm L102 & L103 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Legal and Financial Planning
Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center, 7300 Newport Avenue, Suite 100 Norfolk, VA 23505
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 1PM to 3PM

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - A Four Part Series

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way.

All sessions will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help- 4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Program is free, however registration is required. Please call 1.800.272.3900 to register. Click the links below to view information for each session.

Part 1
Thursday, March 22, 2018, From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Part 2
Thursday, April 12, 2018, From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Part 3
Thursday, May 24, 2018, From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Part 4
Thursday, June 14, 2018, From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

EASTERN SHORE Community Education

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body – Lunch and Learn (Lunch provided by the YMCA)
When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Eastern Shore Family YMCA, 26164 Lankford Hwy, Onley, VA 23418, USA

Join us at a Alzheimer's Community Forum on the Eastern Shore!
Learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community. A light breakfast will be provided.
When: May, 18, 2018 - 8 am - 9:30 am
Where: Eastern Shore Family YMCA, 26164 Lankford Highway, Onley, Virgina 23418

Know the 10 Signs
When: June 21, 2018 -6/21/2018 1:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
Where: Northampton Free Library, 7745 Seaside Road, Nassawadox, VA 23413

PENINSULA Community Education

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
When: May 23, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Main Street Library, 110 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
When: June 20, 2018 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Saint Bede Catholic Church - Kaplan Hall 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

WESTERN TIDEWATER Community Education

Know the 10 Signs
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Old Rehab Room, Southampton Memorial Hospital, 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
Dinner is provided. This program is free; however, registration is required (space is limited). 757-569-6302 by Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Know the 10 Signs
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Smithfield Branch Library 255 James Street, Smithfield, VA 23430

Legal and Financial Planning for Aging
When: July 10, 2018 - 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library, 280 N. College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
When: November 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Old Rehab Room, Southampton Memorial Hospital, 100 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851

You can also request or schedule an educational event for your benefit by calling us at 757.459.2405 or by emailing us at infoseva@alz.org.

Education Programs

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters (60 or 120 minutes)

The workshop addresses the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  Learn what is involved in getting a diagnosis, risks associated with Alzheimer’s, and the benefits of early detection.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease (60 or 120 minutes)

Learn about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the diagnostic process, and management of the disease.  Learn about resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, keys for planning for the future, and how family members and caregivers can help the person with dementia.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research (60 minutes)

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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we 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.

Conversations about Dementia (60 or 90 minutes)

Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Effective Communication Strategies (60 minutes)

Teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  Participants leave with strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior (60 or 120 minutes)

Provides participants with a four-step model to address behavioral aspects of dementia.  The program details the model and then applies it to some of the most common behaviors associated with the disease.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease (60 minutes)

This is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal resources near you.1st Baptist Church Denbiegh - 3628 Campbell Rd, Newport News, VA 23602


 

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