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Our free education programs are designed to provide caregivers, families, health professionals, businesses, church groups and the general community with valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Education programs are scheduled regularly and offer information on warning signs, understanding the diagnosis, changes in the brain, caregiving issues, home safety, financial and legal planning, and more.

In addition, our most popular webinars are available 24/7, at your convenience at our Training & Education Center.

Register at 800.272.3900 or email wvinfo@alz.org.
More information available at communityresourcefinder.org.
 
Education Program 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. Learn about Alzheimer's disease and recent statistics at alz.org. 
 

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. 
 

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's

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. 
 

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. 
 

Understanding and 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. 
 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and 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. 


You can view these programs and more, on-demand by visiting ONLINE TRAININGS or visiting communityresourcefinder.org to find programs in your area.