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2015 Education Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to providing education to patients, caregivers, professionals, and community members who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Education is offered in a variety of formats including monthly education sessions, speaking engagements, and seminars. Topics include: general disease information, communication techniques, care issues, community resources, diagnosis and treatment, and much more. For more information, Call the Chapter at 512.241.0420

Program Descriptions

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lunch N’ Learn: Healthy Brain Aging
Living With Alzheimer's: For Caregivers
Living With Alzheimer's: For People with Dementia
Living With Alzheimer's: Younger Onset
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters 
3rd Annual Alzheimer's Symposium: Temple, TX


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
This presentation is targeted to individuals who know very little about Alzheimer's disease. It gives an overview on how Alzheimer's affects the brain and its progression. Other sections explain the ten warning signs, how to get a diagnosis, key services offered by the Association and hopeful advances in research. After this program, a participant will be able to describe Alzheimer's disease and its affects on the brain, identify warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, and identify the diagnosis process, ways to keep your brain healthy, and key services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. Reservation is required. To reserve your spot, call 800.367.2132, 512.241.0420 or e-mail rrodriguez@alz.org.

Schedule:

Austin
- 2nd Tuesday of the month
Chapter Office
3520 Executive Center Drive, #140, Austin, TX 78731
6:00 - 7:15 pm

San Marcos - 3rd Tuesday of the month
Activity Center's Multipurpose Room
501 E Hopkins St.
11:00 - 12:15 pm (feel free to bring your lunch)

Georgetown - 4th Tuesday of the month
Georgetown Health Foundation
Communiy Room C
2423 Williams Drive, Suite 101
11:30 - 12:45 pm

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Lunch N’ Learns

In 2015, we are excited to offer a new program on Brain Health and Healthy Aging! 

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.
 
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Classes will be held over lunch at local restaurants and community meeting rooms throughout central Texas.  All classes will be held from 11:30-1:00pm For class locations and times, call 800.367.2132 or email rrodriguez@alz.org.  Please see our chapter calendar for lunch time & location, and topic. NOTE: Registration is required. Classes will be cancelled if a minimum of participants is not reached.

Upcoming classes:

March 27 - Cedar Park
April 10 - Llano
May 15 - LaGrange
May 22 - Kyle

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Living With Alzheimer's: For Caregivers

The "Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers" series will be presented at the Chapter office (3520 Executive Center Dr, #140) from 10:00am - 11:30am and will provide insights for caregivers into what to expect in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease, and how to prepare to meet your loved ones needs. Alzheimer's Association staff with be there to answer any questions and connect you with the resources you will need. Registration is required to 512-241-0420 or rrodriguez@alz.org.

Early Stage Classes:

Part 1: March 26, Part 2: April 1, Part 3: April 8

Middle Stage Classes:

Part 1: April 15, Part 2: April 22, Part 3: April 29

Late Stage Classes:

Part 1: May 6, Part 2: May 13

These classes are also available online!

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Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Dementia

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? In this three-part program, you wil hear from others who have been where you are. You'll learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do as you navigate this chapter in your life.

This class will be offered again in the fall.  In the meantime, check out our program online and call our helpline with any questions.

This class is available online!

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Living with Alzheimer's: Younger Onset

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn't happen to someone so young... does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

This class will be offered again in the fall.  In the meantime, check out our program online and call our helpline with any questions.

This class is available online!

 

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

If someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now.  Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's disease is an evidence-based workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.

This class is available online!

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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

The Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters program provides attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns that attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about. The program features video clips of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families discussing the 10 warning signs, the risk factors, what is involved in getting a diagnosis, and the benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials. Contact afrank@alz.org to request a presentation.

Target Audience: General Audience, Family Caregivers

This class is available online!

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Alzheimer's Symposium in Temple, TX

We are excited to announce that the 2015 Alzheimer's Symposium will be held at the Mayborn Civic Center in Temple, TX on Friday, April 24!  This year's program will feature experts in the elder care industry sharing their knowledge with caregivers from across Central Texas.  Our keynote speaker will be Jim Comer, author of Parenting your Parents.  Reserve your spot today, this popular event is expected to sell out!  Click here to register.

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Stay informed of Chapter educational programs and services, news you can use, living with Alzheimer's, and caregiver information. E-mail afrank@alz.org to sign up.


 

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