Give Today
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
Community Educational Programs
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

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.

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

Legal & Financial Planning Conference
This program is designed to help people in the early stage of dementia and their care partners understand the legal and financial issues that may impact them, how to make legal and financial decisions, and ways to put legal and financial plans in place. It is an overview of important issues to consider and viable options to explore. Top Long Island elder care attorneys will discuss issues like advance directives, Medicaid, asset protection, accessing services in the home, nursing home care, related tax information, guardianship actions and other financial planning issues.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:30am - 1:30pm
Plainview Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, NY  11803
Register by March 17 at 800.272.3900


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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastern Suffolk Boces, 350 Martha Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713


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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953

Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The LGBT Center, 34 Park Avenue, Bayshore, NY 11706

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:30pm - 9:30pm
Eastern Suffolk Boces, 350 Martha Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713

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).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The LGBT Center at Woodbury, 20 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797

Check back often for additional dates -

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.

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)

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)

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.


 

Alzheimer's Association

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