Cognitive Impairment Care Planning
Cognitive decline — including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias — can be difficult and time consuming to discuss with patients.
Although in-depth care planning is beneficial for all, this type of service has not been covered under Medicare — until now. See More
Episode 1: When There is No Cure Give Care
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Episode 2: The Meaning of Hope
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Episode 3: Why the Alzheimer's Association?
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Episode 4: Why TrialMatch®
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Episode 5: Alzheimer's - The Next Chronic, Long-Term Disease
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Episode 9: Why Early Diagnosis?
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Episode 20: Depression and Dementia - Don't Ignore and Don't Be Fooled
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Episode 21: A Clinical Vignette from Dr. Burak - Dementia vs. Depression
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Episodes 22 & 23: Cognitive Assessments in Primary Care Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA, Part 1
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Episodes 24 & 25: Cognitive Assessments in Primary Care - Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA, Part 2
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Addendum to Episodes 22-27: MoCA Example
Episodes 26 & 27: Cognitive Assessments in Primary Care - Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA, Part 3
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Episode 28: Now What? Next Steps after Cognitive Assessment
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Episodes 29 & 30: Tips for the Dementia Evaluation
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Episode 33: Communicating the Diagnosis and Providing Support
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Episode 34: The Value of a Diagnosis - the Caregiver’s Perspective
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Episode 35: When the Patient Wants to Know - Giving the Diagnosis without Losing Hope
of a Diagnosis - the Caregiver’s Perspective
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Episode 36: Disclosure with a Caregiver
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Click here to see a complete list of our Early Stage Support and Engagement Programs.
We offer a number of education programs to a wide variety of audiences. Check the Chapter Calendar, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 272-3900 for program times and locations near you. Below is a list of programs we offer to the community:
- Community Awareness Presentations
- Online Training
- Caregiver College
- Compassionate Communication Video
- CARES® Dementia Care for Families™
- EssentiALZ Certification for Professionals
- State of Florida Mandated Training for Professions
- Law Enforcement and First Responder Training
- Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
Community Awareness Presentations
This series of workshops are designed to increase community awareness. They are perfect for community presentations, corporate employee wellness meetings, church groups, civic meetings and more.
The Basics is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The workshop’s information includes:
- Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
- Causes and risk factors
- Diagnosis: earlier is better
- Treatment options
- Hope for the future
- Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help
Know the 10 Warning Signs is an early detection presentation to promote public understanding of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis gives people 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 persons who may be concerned about symptoms in themselves as well as for family members who may be concerned about a loved one. The workshop’s information includes:
- Alzheimer’s disease vs. typical aging
- Risk factors for Alzheimer’s: how the risks affect you
- The 10 Warning Signs
- Diagnosis: earlier is better
- If you do get a diagnosis of dementia…
- You are not alone: Resources to help
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
We know that you are busy! Our Online Trainings offers you education anytime and anywhere. From the comfort of your home, office, or any public library, you can access these trainings on your time. More info.
Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way. Check the Chapter Calendar, email us at email@example.com or call (800) 272-3900 for times and locations.
Conversations about Dementia
Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
Effective Communication Strategies
This program 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.
Legal and Financial Planning
This is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal resources near you.
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
This workshop 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: For Caregivers
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way. This program will cover information for caregivers of people with Early-stage, Middle-stage, or Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Topics covered will include:
- Developing a care team
- Legal and financial planning
- Coping strategies
- Care and treatment options
- Communicating and connecting
- Maximizing Independence
Compassionate Communication Video
Here is a quick video to learn more about how to improve your communication.
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™
This three-hour online training, offered by HealthCare Interactive, and jointly developed with the Alzheimer's Association, was developed for family members caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. This program offers many practical and invaluable strategies to common caregiving situations. Read more.
NEW Online Law Enforcement & First Responders Training
The free, online training features high-quality content in an interactive format, developed by the Alzheimer's Association with input from first responders. It can be accessed:
Anytime of day, or night, accommodating for shift work and new hires by anyone with access to a computer and the internet, making it easy to take from home or work. More info