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The Alzheimer's Association offers many educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. These programs are free of charge, hosted year-round in our office and throughout the community. We can bring any of these topics to your business, organization, church or community group. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org.
 

Community Workshop Topics

Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not normal aging.  It's a disease of the braIn that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.  Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available to address some symptoms; and resources from the Alzheimer's Association.


Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening - it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Learn 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. 
For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org


Know the 10 Signs

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. This workshop provides attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about. 
For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org


Dementia Conversations 

Dementia Conversations is an education workshop offered by the Alzheimer's Association for families facing a new diagnosis. This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. 
For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org


Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

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. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messaging, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. 
For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org


Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

This workshop discusses the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age and strategies to help age well in the areas of physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement. During the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to make their own plan for healthy aging. 
For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org. You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org