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Community Education Webinars

July 2020

 

No one should face dementia alone. Our community education programs are now online! Register today and learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Each webinar is held live with time for Q&A. Please note that all webinars are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

To download our July education webinars in PDF format, click here. 

Call our 24/7 Helpline to register at 1.800.272.3900

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.

COVID-19 and Caregiving

Caring for someone living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic adds unique challenges for caregivers. This program provides simple tips caregivers can put in place whether the person living with dementia lives at home, in a residential facility, or care providers are coming into the home.

Effective Communication Strategies

Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s, learn how to interpret the verbal and behavioral communication, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Environmental Changes that Make a Difference

Environment is one of the keys to the quality of life for a person with dementia. It can also become a potential trigger for challenging behaviors. This program will provide you with things that you should consider about a person's living environment along with tips and strategies to improve that environment.

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body 

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 make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you 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.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Join us to learn about important legal and financial issues you may face and how to put plans in place.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers—Early Stage

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

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 session, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.
 

Meaningful Activities: Making the Most of Your Interactions with a Person with Dementia​

Learn how to engage the person with dementia and create meaningful, personalized activities out of everyday tasks and interactions without adding to caregiving time. This class will also teach participants how to create a portable, individualized activity bag to have at the ready to meet the needs of the person with dementia for calming, sensory stimulation, boredom, and more. Please note: this presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about the differences of Alzheimer's & dementia and more.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior​

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.