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Educating our community

We offer a series of workshops designed to increase community awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our Community Educators are available to give these presentations as part of civic meetings, corporate wellness programming, faith gatherings and any other community meeting. You can find an education program near you by going to our Community Resource Finder, clicking on Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events and selecting Alzheimer's Education Programs.

Programs we offer

The Basics is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The workshop covers:

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment options
  • Research for a cure
  • How the Alzheimer's Association is leading the way

Know the 10 Warning Signs is an early detection presentation designed to help the public detect the early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We know early diagnosis can give those living with Alzheimer's the opportunity to make key decisions about treatment, care and planning, and the power to make choices about their own health and future. This workshop is ideal for those who may be concerned about symptoms in themselves or family members. The workshop covers:

  • Alzheimer's disease vs. typical aging
  • Risk factors
  • The Alzheimer's Association's official list of 10 Warning Signs
  • What to do after a diagnosis
  • Resources to help

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You covers how you can leverage science to optimize your physical and cognitive health as you age. This program covers:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Cognitive activity and social engagement
  • Hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging

Request a speaker

To schedule one of our trained Community Educators to present at your next gathering, please contact our Program Director, Harlyn Hardin by emailing or by calling 615-315-5880 ext. 1769.