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Community Resource Finder is a tool to get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer's and dementia resources, community programs and services. Click Above to register for programs!

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 classes listed below are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. If you're interested in hosting a program, please call Robert Schuster at 631.315.6500. For programs currently taking place in the Long Island area, please see below.

Cares: Dementia Care for Families
This three-hour online training, offered by HealthCare Interactive and jointly developed by the Alzheimer's Association, was developed for family members or professionals caring for someone with memory loss or dementia. It is currently being offered at no cost to Long Islanders. The program offers many strategies to common caregiving situations. To qualify, call 800.272.3900 and registration instructions will be provided.


Legal and Financial Planning Program
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association and Gurwin Jewish, this program covers topics like legal planning, documents and assistance, tax deductions and credits, strategies for long-term care and government programs that can help pay for care.

Sunday, April 30, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Gurwin Jewish, 50 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725

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. (Suitable for the general public/caregivers).

Monday, May 22, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Quogue Library Inc., 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanside Library, 30 Davidson Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
(Suitable for the general public)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717

Thursday, May 18, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY 11935

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

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.

Monday, July 17, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrick Library, 2279 S. Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566

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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

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. (Suitable for the general public)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanside Library, 30 Davidson Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572

Check back often for additional dates -

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.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease (2 Part Program)
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's makes planning for the future more important than ever. Through this interactive two-part program, you will learn about important legal and financial issues, how to put plans in place and how to access resources near you.

Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Alzheimer's - Early Stage, 3 Part Series
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. (Suitable for people with dementia. Coincides with Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers)

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.

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Early Stage, 3 Part Series
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. (Suitable for caregivers. Coincides with Living with Alzheimer's for People with Alzheimer's)

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers - Middle Stage, 3 Part Series
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.

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.

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.

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


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