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Education Opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing the disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place in the Long Island area, please see below.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAMS BELOW BY CALLING 800.272.3900 OR EMAIL jcorrales@alz.org.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00pm – 2:00pm (El almuerzo será servido)
Primera Inglesia Bautista Hispana de Central Islip, 51 Hawthorne Ave., Central Islip, NY 11722*
*ESTE PROGRAMA SERÁ PRESENTADO EN ESPAÑOL
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944

Coping with Caregiver Stress
Caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress, but too much stress can be harmful. If you find yourself so overwhelmed by taking care of someone else that you have neglected your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, you may be putting yourself and your health at risk. Learn the 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to reduce the stress and avoid burnout. Find out about the resources, tools and support offered to caregivers through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00pm
Syosset Pubic Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY 11791

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

Monday, April 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11740

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage.

Part I - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Part II - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Part III - Wednesday, April 20, 2016
St. Johnland Adult Day Program, 395 Sunken Meadow Road, Kings Park, NY 11754 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dementia Conversations
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. the Alzheimer's Association Conversations About Dementia Program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Effective Communication Strategies
This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. In this three-part program, you will hear from others who have been where you are, and will learn what you need to know to navigate this chapter of your life.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Late Stage
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
This program offers answers to questions about younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn how to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers decipher behaviors and learn how to best respond.

Upcoming dates and locations to be listed soon.

For more information about Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter educational opportunities, please call 800.272.3900.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.