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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 look under each class.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church: 307 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Mary Beth 516.622.7770 or Barbara 631.588.9509
Please RSVP by Jan. 14 by calling 631.629.6950.

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 11 a.m.-noon
Southold Town Human Resource Center: 750 Pacific Street, Mattituck, NY 11952
Please RSVP by Feb. 4 by calling 631.629.6950.


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

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church: 307 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Mary Beth 516.622.7770 or Barbara 631.588.9509 Please RSVP by Feb. 4 by calling 631.629.6950.


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease
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
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.


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.  


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.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m. (Additional dates TBD)
Sunrise Senior Living of North Lynbrook: 53 Franklin Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563 Please RSVP by Dec. 11 by calling 631.629.6950.


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.


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.


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, Feb. 26, 2015, 7–9 p.m.
Syosset Library, Room B/C: 225 South Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset, NY 11791
Please RSVP by calling 631.629.6950.


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.