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Arkansas Chapter Education Programs

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 Arkansas, please look under each class.

Program Descriptions  

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Conversations About Dementia

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Effective Communication Strategies

Living with Alzheimer's Series

To request a class or presentation at your place of worship, senior center, or community group please call 800.272.3900.

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.  This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

FORT SMITH
Tuesday, November 7 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Fort Smith Office: 4300 Rogers Ave, Suite 24, Fort Smith, AR 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK
Wednesday, November 8 from 4 -5 p.m.
Argenta Branch Library: 420 Main St, North Little Rock, AR

MULBERRY
Tuesday, November 14 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Mulberry City Library: 220 N Main St, Mulberry, AR

ALMA
Monday, November 20 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Alma Public Library: 624 Fayetteville Ave, Alma, AR

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Conversations About Dementia
This program will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

LITTLE ROCK
Tuesday, November 14 from 12 - 1 p.m.
Woodland Heights Senior Living: 8700 Riley Dr, Little Rock, AR

HOT SPRINGS
Thursday, November 16 from 12 - 1 p.m.
The Atrium at Serenity Pointe: 2803 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR

MORRILTON
Thursday, November 16 from 6 - 7 p.m.
University of Arkansas CC Morrilton: 1537 University Blvd, Morrilton, AR

PINE BLUFF
Monday, November 20 from 11 - 12 p.m.
Southeast AR Area Agency on Aging: 709 E 8th Ave, Pine Bluff, AR

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

BENTONVILLE
Thursday, November 16 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bentonville Public Library: 405 S Main St, Bentonville, AR

ELKINS
Thursday, November 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Elkins Senior Activity and Wellness Center: 149 W 1st Ave, Elkins, AR

BENTON
Tuesday, December 12 from 6 - 7:30pm
Saline County Library: 1800 Smithers, Benton, AR

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

No classes scheduled at this time.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

ALMA
Monday, December 18 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Alma Public Library: 624 Fayetteville Ave, Alma, AR

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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Learn how to develop habits for living a healthy lifestyle.  Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

RUSSELLVILLE
Thursday, November 9 from 12 - 1 p.m.
Pope County Library: 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, AR

EUREKA SPRINGS
Thursday, November 16 from 1 - 2 p.m.
First United Methodist Church: 195 Huntsville Rd, Eureka Springs, AR

VAN BUREN
Thursday, December 7 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Van Buren Public Library: 1409 Main St, Van Buren, AR

MULBERRY
Tuesday, December 12 from 10 - 11 a.m.
Mulberry City Library: 220 N Main St, Mulberry, AR

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Effective Communication Strategies
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

MAGNOLIA
Wednesday, October 25 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Southern Arkansas University: 100 E University, Magnolia, AR

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

No classes scheduled at this time.

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

No classes scheduled at this time.

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

FORT SMITH
Monday, December 11 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Fort Smith Public Library: 3201 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

FORT SMITH
Tuesday, December 19 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Brookdale: 5501 Duncan Rd, Fort Smith, AR

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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. To reserve your spot call 800.272.3900. Learn online by clicking here.

Schedule:

No classes scheduled at this time.

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