The Alzheimer's Association offers free caregiver classes via webinar/phone.

 

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September classes include...

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
This program covers typical age related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis, the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia
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 Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Dementia Conversations
This program will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

COVID-19 & Caregiving
Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges for caregivers. This program provides simple tips caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.

Effective Communication Strategies
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 & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
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.

Living with Alzheimer’s – Early Stage Care Partners
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. This three-part program introduces what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter of your life.

Living with Alzheimer’s – Middle Stage Caregivers
This three-part program will address many topics for caregivers of individuals with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, including symptoms and care needs, relationship changes, ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies, and access respite care.

 

Is Your Loved One in a Residential Care Setting During COVID-19?

Join an Alzheimer's Association virtual support group to discuss the challenges families face while their loved one with dementia is in a residential care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
or
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month, 9:30 am  - 11:00 am

To learn more contact Woo Bandel at wlbandel@alz.org or 952.767.7570.