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Education Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease. Many of the below classes are available through the Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center online. For programs currently taking place on specific dates for the Capital of Texas area, please look under each topic.

Are you too busy to attend an in-person education program? Our education programs by phone are designed for busy people who aren't able to attend a program outside of their home or office. You can listen in and ask questions of our speakers. See below for more details.


To stay updated on education programs in the Capital of Texas area, please sign up here.


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.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
MOWCT: 3227 East 5th St, Oatman Conference Room
Lunch will be provided. Space limited to 12, please RSVP today to tzelazny@mealsonwheelsofcentraltexas.org.

Thursday, Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference. For more information or to sign up, email Mercadi Crawford at mrcrawford@alz.org or call 800.272.3900.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. - noon
Lamar Senior Activity Center: 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705
Sign up by calling 800.272.3900 or emailing Mercadi Crawford at mrcrawford@alz.org.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Learn to about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. - noon
Lamar Senior Activity Center: 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705
Sign up by calling 800.272.3900 or emailing Mercadi Crawford at mrcrawford@alz.org.

Thursday, Oct. 27, noon-1 p.m.
This free education program will take place as a teleconference. For more information or to sign up, email Mercadi Crawford at mrcrawford@alz.org or call 800.272.3900.


Effective Communication Strategies
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. - noon
Lamar Senior Activity Center: 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705
Sign up by calling 800.272.3900 or emailing Mercadi Crawford at mrcrawford@alz.org.


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


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.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.


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.


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.


 

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