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Activities that offer stimulation, socialization, purpose and dignity are vital for all human beings, but particularly people with dementia since they are experiencing so many complex emotions and changes. People with Alzheimer’s disease tell us that receiving support early makes a big difference for them. Family members also report the benefits of being with and learning from other families.


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LET’S TALK | HABLEMOS


Clinicians, community and organizational leaders and the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association host a weekly discussion on the latest issues that impact individuals and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Listen to our guest speakers and share what’s on your mind.

SEPTEMBER

Music's Impact on Life

Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey and Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El
Paso Pro-Musica, share their first-hand experiences of the impact of music on health and well-being. Learn how Zuill curates’ performances designed for audiences of all ages, from babies in the NICU to older adults in assisted living facilities. 

Thursday, September 3 | 4 – 5 pm CDT |  

Yoga & Stress

Yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by Deborah Grado, RYT, encourage presence
and patience. This session will include a variety of techniques to help individuals cope
with their mental health and gain physical, mental and emotional strength to help face any obstacles.

Thursday, September 10 | 4 – 5 pm CDT |  

Stress Management

Join Susan Gassaway, RN, LPC and learn about stress - what it is and how to manage. 
Discuss functioning with anticipatory grief. Find out tips on managing the stress of caregiving. 

Thursday, September 17 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.  

Children and Dementia

Join storyteller Sue Roseberry as she shares “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” written by Maria Shriver. The book describes a child’s perspective as her beloved Grandpa goes through the journey of dementia. Discussion will follow about the impact of
dementia on children and offer suggestions for ways to mitigate that impact. 

Thursday, September 24 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.  

OCTOBER

Journaling and Doodles

Relax your body and mind through journal writing and making doodles. Discover a different activity each week during this four-part series with Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, UTEP Chicano Studies Professor & playwright, Ronnie Dukes, Comic book artist, and Sarah Yvonne Jimenez, MSN, RN.
 
Thursday, October 1 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Joy of Movement

Experience movement while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.  Erin Lane, Artistic Director, Ballet San Angelo will lead the way.

Thursday, October 8 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Preserving Family Legacies

Ever thought about those precious memories and wish you knew how to preserve them for future generations?  Sue Roseberry will talk about the importance of family legacies and ways to preserve them.

Thursday, October 15 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.   

The Power of Music

Need some tools to reduce stress and increase feelings of calmness?  Discover how music can create bridges and establish a routine with Barbara Mamoulides, LPC, MT leading the discussion.

Thursday, October 22 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here. 

Helpful Hints for Communicating

Communicating with individuals with dementia can be challenging, especially as verbal skills diminish.  Join Kay Nichols and Kate Perez, Carillon House, as they discuss helpful techniques to assist with communication.

Thursday, October 29 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here. 

NOVEMBER

Holiday Stress

The holidays can be stressful, especially if you or someone you care about are dealing with dementia. Join Danna Jackson as she talks about different triggers for holiday stress and offers suggestions to mitigate the stress.

Thursday, November 5 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Art and Health

What’s the connection between art and health? Join in as Melissa Barba, Claudia Le and Lucian Garcia lead a discussion on art and health.

Thursday, November 12 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Preparing for the Holidays

Dementia can be associated with emotional and behavioral changes, especially during the holidays. Dr. Fran Nunez, UTEP, shares more about these changes and ways to address them.

Thursday, November 19 | 4 – 5 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Thursday, November 26 - NO PROGRAM – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
 

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Mindful Bridges

Connect with Others and Have Fun!

Join others in your community through lively virtual experiences that inspire, spark conversations, and promote healthy living. Try something new or rediscover a favorite activity led by guest artists, musicians, educators, and clinicians. These sessions are in a rotation with each topic being presented every third week.

Stress Management for All!

Learn about stress - what it is and how to manage, function with anticipatory grief, and managing the stress of caregiving. Relaxation tips will be provided.

The Power of Music

Discover the power of music and how it can create bridges with our loved ones from a distance. Explore how music can help establish a routine and organize the day. Learn simple and fun techniques that can be used by just about anyone, any time, and any place.

The Joy of Movement

Interested in how movement can improve health, mental sharpness, and quality of life? Experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.

SEPTEMBER

Stress Management for ALL!

Join Susan Gassaway, RN, LPC and learn about stress - what it is and how to manage.  Discuss functioning with anticipatory grief.  Find out tips on managing the stress of caregiving.  Relaxation tips will be provided.

Wednesday, September 9 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | 

The Power of Music

Presented by Barbara Mamoulides, MA, LPC, and Music Therapist - Learn about the Power of Music.  Need some tools to reduce stress and increase feelings of calmness?  Discover how music can create bridges with our loved ones from a distance.  Explore how music can help establish a routine and organize the day.  These sessions will give you some simple techniques that can be used by just about anyone, just about any time, and just about any place.

Wednesday, September 16 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

The Joy of Movement

Interested in how movement can improve health and well-being, mental sharpness, and quality of life? Joy of Movement classes allow people to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.  Erin Lane, Artistic Director, Ballet San Angelo will lead the way.

Wednesday, September 23 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Yoga!

Yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by Deborah Grado, RYT, encourage presence and patience.

Wednesday, September 30 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.


OCTOBER 

Stress Management for ALL!

Join Susan Gassaway, RN, LPC and learn about stress - what it is and how to manage.  Discuss functioning with anticipatory grief.  Find out tips on managing the stress of caregiving.  Relaxation tips will be provided.

Wednesday, October 7 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

The Power of Music

Barbara Mamoulides, MA, LPC, and Music Therapist Learn about the Power of Music.  Need some tools to reduce stress and increase feelings of calmness? Discover how music can create bridges with our loved ones from a distance. Explore how music can help establish a routine and organize the day.  These sessions will give you some simple techniques that can be used by just about anyone, just about any time, and just about any place.

Wednesday, October 14 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

The Joy of Movement

Interested in how movement can improve health and well-being, mental sharpness, and quality of life? Joy of Movement classes allow people to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.  Erin Lane, Artistic Director, Ballet San Angelo will lead the way.

Wednesday, October 21 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Yoga!

Yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by Deborah Grado, RYT, encourage presence and patience.

Wednesday, October 28 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm
CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.


NOVEMBER

Stress Management for ALL!

Join Susan Gassaway, RN, LPC and learn about stress - what it is and how to manage.  Discuss functioning with anticipatory grief.  Find out tips on managing the stress of caregiving.  Relaxation tips will be provided.

Wednesday, November 4 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today!  Click here.

The Power of Music

Barbara Mamoulides, MA, LPC, and Music Therapist Learn about the Power of Music.  Need some tools to reduce stress and increase feelings of calmness?  Discover how music can create bridges with our loved ones from a distance.  Explore how music can help establish a routine and organize the day.  These sessions will give you some simple techniques that can be used by just about anyone, just about any time, and just about any place.

Wednesday, November 11 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

The Joy of Movement

Interested in how movement can improve health and well-being, mental sharpness, and quality of life? Joy of Movement classes allow people to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression, and physical confidence.  Erin Lane, Artistic Director, Ballet San Angelo will lead the way.

Wednesday, November 18 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Yoga!

Yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by Deborah Grado, RYT, encourage presence and patience.

Wednesday, November 25 | 2 pm – 2:30 pm
CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Journaling and Doodles


OCTOBER
 

Journaling and Doodles  

Relax your body and mind through journal writing and making doodles.  Discover a different activity each week during this four part series lead by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, Ronnie Dukes, and Sarah Yvonne Jimenez.

Tuesday, October 6 | 3 pm – 4 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Tuesday, October 20 | 3 pm – 4 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.
 

NOVEMBER
 

Journaling and Doodles  

Relax your body and mind through journal writing and making doodles.  Discover a different activity each week during this four part series lead by Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, Ronnie Dukes, and Sarah Yvonne Jimenez.

Tuesday, November 10 | 3 pm – 4 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.

Tuesday, November 17 | 3 pm – 4 pm CDT | Enroll Today! Click here.


For more information or or to make a reservation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter at 800.272.3900 or WestTexas@alz.org.


In collaboration with Area Agency on Aging Rio Grande Council of Governments, Covenant Health, El Paso Pro-Musica, The Law Offices of Townsend Allala, Coulter & Kludt, Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock, University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing, Ballet San Angelo

Programs are free and open to the public.

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Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.