We offer educational programs for individuals facing Alzheimer’s or a dementing illness and their families. In addition, we have programs for general public as well as many organizations and service groups.
Our Program Guide informs you of care partner programs such as education, support groups and special events and information on programs for people living with early stage dementia. Please use the above link to download a copy.
First Steps Dementia Education Series
For more than 15 years, we have offered our First Steps program throughout the nine counties we serve. Developed to help the family of someone newly diagnosed with a dementia, the programs offered in this series enable attendees to understand what is happening to their loved one and to start to plan for the future. The program includes four key parts:
- Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
- Legal and Financial Issues
- Day to Day Caregiving
- Community Resources
- Click here to visit the First Steps web page for more information or call 800.272.3900.
The Essentials program has 3 different sites and 3 different topics each month. Presented by educators from the Alzheimer's Association staff and ther local experts in concise, informative 1-hour sessions. Free respite is provided for each of the sessions. The series runs from February through October.
- Click here to visit the Essentials web page for more information and a list of example sessions offered or call 800.272.3900.
Groups meet throughout our nine counties. Find a group today!
- Click here to visit the Support Group web page
- More info? Contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900
As more and more people are being diagnosed earlier and earlier, we have seen a need for guidance and support for the person living with this diagnosis. This series is intended specifically for those persons and their friends and families. The program includes four key parts:
- What Your New Diagnosis Means: Dementia Overview for People with Early Stage Dementia
- Planning Ahead: Making YOUR Choices on Legal and Financial Issues
- Living With Dementia: Tips for Day-to-Day Success in Living with a Diagnosis
Early Stage Education Series - Comprehensive education program focused on the person living with early stage dementia
Early Stage Support Group - Monthly group for people living with early stage dementia that discusses issues like Loss of Driving, Coping with the Diagnosis, Anger, Sharing the Diagnosis with Others, Dealing with Your Caregiver
Memory Café – This monthly program, designed for the person living with early stage dementia, encourage friendship and life enjoyment. Events include art workshop, writing workshop, visit to Cox Arboretum, and more.
Please download the Program Guide for information on Early Stage Support Group and the Memory Cafe.
All attendees must receive an initial interview before attending. For more information contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
Volunteer and Professional Speakers Bureau
Learn More, about presentation opportunities at your place of employment or organization.
Request a speaker by completing this quick online request form.
Programs for Professionals
Professional Symposium – This program is held yearly in November and offers CE for professionals and speakers from around the country who are experts in the field.
- Call 800.272.3900 for more informaion.
In-service Training - The Miami Valley Chapter Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of in-service trainings.
Call 800-272.3900 for more information